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Breaking News: New Hampshire Welcomes New Bishop

 

Via the AP:

New Hampshire's 300,000 Roman Catholics have a new leader.

The Vatican on Monday named the Rev. Peter Anthony Libasci (luh-BASH'-ee) to succeed Bishop John McCormack as bishop of the Diocese of Manchester.

The 59-year-old Libasci is New York City native ordained in 1978 who most recently served as auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of Rockville Center in New York.

He is scheduled to be introduced at a news conference at St. Joseph Cathedral in Manchester on Monday and will be officially installed on Dec. 8.