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Bishop Robert Cunningham announced on Ash Wednesday that the Syracuse Diocese has established an Independent Reconciliation Compensation Program for survivors of clergy sexual abuse.
Retired Bishop James Moynihan, who served as the ninth bishop of the Diocese of Syracuse from 1995 to 2009, died March 6. He was 84.
Jerome Berrigan was last arrested in 2011 at the age of 91 after protesting Reaper drones at Hancock Field Air National Guard Base in Syracuse, N.Y.
The promotion comes amid a growing need for laypeople to take on leadership positions in church institutions.