Statement on Appointment of Bishop-Elect Douglas Lucia to the Diocese of Syracuse

Published on June 4th, 2019

Following is a statement of
Richard E. Barnes, executive director of the New York State Catholic Conference,
on Pope Francis’ selection of Bishop-elect Douglas J. Lucia as the 11th
Bishop of the Diocese of Syracuse, succeeding Bishop Robert J. Cunningham:

“On behalf of the Catholic
Conference staff, I congratulate Bishop-elect Lucia. We are so grateful to our
Holy Father for this inspired appointment to the Diocese of Syracuse.
Bishop-elect Lucia has been a beloved priest in the Diocese of Ogdensburg, and
has had occasion to work at times with members of the Conference staff in a
variety of capacities. His intellect, kindness and warmth have always made an
impression, and all of us are looking to forward to getting to know him better
and to work more directly with him as he joins the ranks of the New York State
episcopacy.

“As we celebrate Bishop-elect
Lucia’s new role, we give thanks to God for the ministry of Bishop Cunningham,
who has faithfully served four upstate dioceses, including the last 10 years as
Bishop of Syracuse. I trust he knows the great affection and respect I and the
staff have for him, and we wish him many happy years of retirement from full-time
ministry.”

The Catholic Conference
represents the NYS Bishops in public policy matters.

Article source: https://www.nyscatholic.org/statement-on-appointment-of-bishop-elect-douglas-lucia-to-the-diocese-of-syracuse/

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