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Maine Catholics celebrate installment of 13th bishop of Portland

Posted on AllSides May 7th, 2024
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Incense wafted through the air of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, silent as dozens of priests, bishops and other dignitaries began their slow procession through the sanctuary. Among them was Bishop James Thomas Ruggieri, who bowed his head and lifted his hands to greet the hundreds of faithful Catholics who traveled to Portland on Tuesday to celebrate his ordination and installment as the 13th bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland. Jessica Ciszewski said she drove nearly five hours to from New Sweden, a small town in Aroostook...

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