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New Bishop of Springfield Announced

Bishop McDonnell was appointed March 4, 2004 as Bishop of Springfield and installed April 1, 2004. He came to Springfield from the Archdiocese of New York, NY. He has indicated that he will retire in western Massachusetts.

The acceptance of Bishop McDonnell’s resignation and the appointment of Bishop Rozanski were announced in Washington, DC by Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, apostolic nuncio to the United States and simultaneously by the Vatican Press Office. An installation date has been set for Tuesday August 12 at St. Michael’s Cathedral in Springfield.

Bishop Rozanski will be introduced this morning at a 10am press conference scheduled for the Bishop John Marshall Center. That event will be available via live streaming on the diocesan website and the diocesan news website

A longer story with a biography and pictures of Bishop Rozanski can be found at

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