Scranton, Pa., gets new bishop

Monsignor Joseph Bambera has been appointed the 10th bishop of the Diocese of Scranton, the Vatican announced this morning.

The pastor of St. Thomas Aquinas and St. Mary of Czestochowa churches in Archbald, the Rev. Bambera has run the daily operations of the diocese for the past six months as delegate to interim leader Cardinal Justin Rigali, Archbishop of Philadelphia.

He replaces Bishop Joseph F. Martino, whose six-year term has been described as "stormy." See Why did the bishop of Scranton, Pa., resign?

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