Mitchell Thomas Rozanski will be installed this afternoon as the 9th bishop of the Springfield Diocese of the Roman Catholic Church. The diocese encompasses the four counties of western Massachusetts with 82 parishes and 220,000 members. Rozanski, who is 56 years old, is a native of Baltimore, Maryland. He spoke with WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill on the eve of the installation.
The official change of leadership for the Albany Roman Catholic Diocese took place Thursday afternoon at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Albany.
Hundreds of priests and bishops joined parishoners for the ordination of Rev. Monsignor Edward Scharfenberger of the Diocese of Brooklyn to watch him become the 10th Bishop of the Diocese of Albany. Scharfenberger was hand-selected to replace the retiring Howard Hubbard by Pope Francis.