Retirement Comes For Our Bishop
And "the new Apostolic Administrator for Rochester, Bishop Robert J. Cunningham of Syracuse, ... will lead the Diocese of Rochester until a permanent replacement is named" — Bishop Matthew Clark announces his resignation has been accepted. More:
- When Cunningham was asked how was going to run two dioceses at the same time, he said that he would have to be good at delegating authority.
There is no timetable when Pope Benedict XVI will name the next bishop, but Doug Mandelaro, spokesman for the Rochester diocese, said the process generally takes six to 14 months.
The Vatican’s naming of an apostolic administrator was unusual, as typically a resignation is accepted pending the naming of a new bishop, Clark noted.