PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - The Roman Catholic Bishop of Maine has been named to lead the Diocese of Buffalo.
Pope Benedict XVI on Tuesday announced that Bishop Richard Malone has been appointed Bishop of the upstate New York diocese.
Malone will be officially installed in his new position on Aug. 10 at St. Joseph Cathedral in Buffalo.
The Diocese of Buffalo is much larger with more than 633,000 Catholics. The diocese also has seven Catholic colleges and universities, and 15 Catholic High Schools.
The Diocese of Maine has 187,000 Catholics, one Catholic college and three high schools.
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