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Pope Francis nominates New York bishops


(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has accepted the resignation from the pastoral governance of the Diocese of Albany, New York of the Most Reverend Howard J. Hubbard in accordance with can. 401 § 1 of the Code of Canon Law.

The Holy Father appointed as Bishop of Albany Rev. Msgr. Edward Bernard Scharfenberger of the clergy of the Diocese of Brooklyn, and Episcopal Vicar for the area of Queens.

Also in New York state, the Holy Father has appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Rockville Centre (Long Island) Rev. Msgr. Andrzej Jerzy Zglejszewski of the clergy of the same diocese, currently Co - Chancellor and Director of the diocesan Office of Worship. The Pope has assigned to him the titular see of Nicives .