SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Father Gary Dailey, the Director of Vocations at the Springfield Catholic Diocese spoke with 22News about the newly appointed Bishop.
Bishop Mitchell Rozanski is the 1st Polish Bishop of the Springfield Diocese. He is originally from Baltimore and will be officially installed on August 12th to become the Diocese 9th Bishop.
During the interview with Father Dailey, 22News asked the following questions:
- It took 18 months to choose a new bishop after Bishop Timothy McDonnell sent his letter of intent to resign on his 75th birthday. Is 18 months a long time?
- What role will Bishop McDonnell play in the Diocese now? Is he staying?
- Can you tell us a little bit about the history of Catholic Bishops in western Massachusetts?
- Bishop Rozanski is the 1st Polish Bishop of the Springfield Diocese. What does this mean for the polish-catholic community?
To hear what Father Dailey had to say, watch the video above.