Former IAM Member Assists Pope with Mass in Washington, D.C.


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Former IAM member Keith Burney, on left, was one of five deacons to assist Pope Francis in a mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.

Former IAM Headquarters employee Keith Burney was one of five deacons honored to assist Pope Francis in a mass held at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.

Burney worked for eight years as a systems analyst for the IAM in Upper Marlboro, MD, before entering the seminary in 2010. He is a graduate from Salisbury University in Salisbury, MD, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems Management.

Deacon Burney is currently a seminarian at the Saint John Paul II Seminary in the Archdiocese of Washington, which serves 580,000 Catholics in Washington, D.C. and five Maryland counties. Burney will be ordained a priest in 2016.

Burney’s mother, Pat, is a retired IAM member who worked at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center until 2013.