Pope Francis appoints new bishop for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse

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Pope Francis has appointed a new bishop for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse which includes Broome and Chenango Counties.

56-year-old Bishop-elect Douglas Lucia of the Diocese of Ogdensburg will become the 11th bishop of Syracuse, succeeding Bishop Robert Cunningham who has served the diocese since 2009. 

Andrew Donovan of our sister station WSYR spoke with Lucia about how he first heard the news…

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