May 16, 2006

Ex-interim Boston leader installed as Cleveland bishop


By Thomas J. Sheeran, Associated Press Writer | May 15, 2006

CLEVELAND --The bishop who briefly led the Archdiocese of Boston after Cardinal Bernard Law quit amid the priest sex-abuse scandal was installed Monday to lead a Catholic Diocese of Cleveland that must deal with declining numbers of priests and possible parish closings.

The Most Rev. Richard G. Lennon, 59, his thick Boston accent underscoring his New England roots, was escorted to the cushioned marble bishop's seat, symbol of his authority, by Cincinnati Archbishop Daniel Pilarczyk, head of the church's Ohio province.

"I pledge myself to work with all of you," Lennon said after his installation.

Posted by kshaw at May 16, 2006 07:12 AM