Monday, March 31, 2008

New Bishop Installed Today

(KOLR 10) - Catholics in Springfield saw something they haven't seen in nearly 24 years.

A new bishop being ordained at the Springfield-Cape Girardeau Diocese.

The Diocese welcomed the new bishop in an ordination and instillation mass Monday featuring church hierarchy from around the country.

They came to Springfield to ordain Father James Vann Johnston as the Diocese's sixth bishop.

Bishop Johnston replaces the outgoing bishop john Leibrecht, who is retiring.

Bishop Johnston most recently served in the diocese of Knoxville, Tennessee....

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