NEW BISHOP NAMED FOR ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESE IN ALABAMA
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – A new bishop has been named for the Diocese of Birmingham, Alabama.
News outlets report the new position for Bishop Steven J. Raica was officially announced Wednesday.
The 67-year-old was previously the bishop of the Diocese of Gaylord, Michigan.
He takes over for 75-year-old Bishop Robert J. Baker, who retired last year.
Baker had served Birmingham since 2007. The Mass of Installation for Raica has been scheduled for June 23.
(Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.)
3/26/2020 1:22:52 AM (GMT -5:00)