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New bishop to lead Roman Catholic Diocese in Portland, Maine

Posted on AllSides February 13th, 2024
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Bishop Robert Deeley is retiring as the leader of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland and being replaced by a pastor from Providence, Rhode Island.The Diocese of Portland was holding a press conference Tuesday morning to make the announcement, but the Diocese of Providence shared information earlier in the morning saying that Pope Francis has appointed Father James Ruggieri, a priest of the Diocese of Providence, as Bishop of Portland, Maine.“In my brief time in Providence, I have come to appreciate and admire Father Ruggieri’s personal humility, authenticity, and remarkably...

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