Byrne ordained as bishop of Springfield

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  • The Most Reverend William D. Byrne, 10th Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield, acknowledges applause after his ordination and installation at St. Michael's Cathedral in Springfield on Monday, Dec. 14, 2020. —STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Cardinal Sean O'Malley, Archbishop of Boston, delivers the homily at the ordination and installation of the Reverend William D. Byrne as the 10th Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield during a ceremony at St. Michael's Cathedral in Springfield on Monday, Dec. 14, 2020. —STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Cardinal Sean O'Malley, right, Archbishop of Boston, bestows the miter on the Reverend William D. Byrne during his ordination as the 10th Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield at St. Michael's Cathedral in Springfield on Monday, Dec. 14, 2020. —STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • The Reverend William D. Byrne, left, receives the Book of the Gospels from Cardinal Sean O'Malley, Archbishop of Boston, during his ordination and installation as the 10th Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield at St. Michael's Cathedral in Springfield on Monday, Dec. 14, 2020. —STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • The Rev. William D. Byrne, left, is ordained as the 10th Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield by Cardinal Sean O'Malley, Archbishop of Boston, at St. Michael's Cathedral in Springfield on Monday. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • The Reverend William D. Byrne holds the the Apostolic Letter from Pope Francis mandating his ordination and installation as the 10th Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield in a ceremony held at St. Michael's Cathedral in Springfield on Monday, Dec. 14, 2020. —STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • The Reverend William D. Byrne, center, lies prostrate at the altar of St Michael's Cathedral in Springfield as Cardinal Sean O'Malley, Archbishop of Boston, reads the Litany of Supplication during his ordination as the 10th Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield on Monday, Dec. 14, 2020. —STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Cardinal Sean O'Malley, Archbishop of Boston, delivers the homily at the ordination and installation of the Reverend William D. Byrne as the 10th Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield during a ceremony at St. Michael's Cathedral in Springfield on Monday, Dec. 14, 2020. —STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • The Most Rev. William D. Byrne, 10th Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield, offers communion after his ordination and installation at St. Michael's Cathedral in Springfield on Monday. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • The Reverend William D. Byrne answers questions from the press in the Bishop Marshall Center just before his ordination and installation as the 10th Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield at St. Michael's Cathedral in Springfield on Monday, Dec. 14, 2020. —STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

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Published: 12/14/2020 8:30:07 PM

SPRINGFIELD – The Reverend William D. Byrne was ordained as the 10th Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield, with Cardinal Sean O'Malley, Archbishop of Boston, as the principal consecrator, at St. Michael's Cathedral in Springfield on Monday.

Kevin Gutting can be reached at kgutting@gazettenet.com.


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