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Pope Francis appoints new bishop to Catholic Diocese of Portland

Posted on AllSides February 13th, 2024
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The Rev. James Ruggieri of Providence, Rhode Island, will succeed Bishop Robert Deeley, who served a decade in the post. PORTLAND, Maine — The leader of the Roman Catholic Church has named a new bishop to the Diocese of Portland. The current bishop, Robert Deeley, announced during a Tuesday press conference that Pope Francis appointed James Ruggieri of Providence, Rhode Island, as Deeley's successor when he retires. “I am honored and humbled to have been chosen as the next Bishop of the Diocese of Portland by the Holy Father,” Ruggieri...

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