3 Bishops and 1 Coadjutor Named in U.S.

WASHINGTON, D.C., MARCH 9, 2004 (Zenit.org).- John Paul II appointed new bishops for the dioceses of Worcester and Springfield, in Massachusetts, and Ogdensburg in New York state.

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The Pope also named a coadjutor bishop for Kansas City-St. Joseph in Missouri.

The new leader for Worcester is Bishop Robert McManus, until now auxiliary of the Diocese of Providence, in Rhode Island. The Diocese of Worcester has 390,000 Catholics in a population of 762,000.

Monsignor Robert Cunningham, diocesan administrator of the Buffalo Diocese, is the newly appointed bishop of Ogdensburg, which has 143,700 Catholics in a population of 462,000.

The new leader of Springfield is Bishop Timothy McDonnell, now auxiliary of the Archdiocese of New York. Springfield has 251,000 Catholics in a population of 790,000.

Monsignor Robert Finn, of the Archdiocese of St. Louis and director of the diocesan magazine St. Louis Review, was named coadjutor bishop of Kansas City-St. Joseph, with right of succession. The diocese has 141,000 Catholics in a population of 1.39 million.

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