Introducing Most Rev. Robert J. Cunningham

Pope Benedict XVI has appointed a new bishop for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse. Most Rev. Robert J. Cunningham, 65, of the Diocese of Ogdensburg will become the 10th bishop of Syracuse succeeding Bishop James M. Moynihan who has served the diocese since May...

Changing of the guard

Syracuse Diocese welcomes Bishop-designate Robert Cunningham By Luke Eggleston and Claudia Mathis Sun Staff Writers Tuesday, April 21, priests, religious, administrators and members of the faithful of the Syracuse Diocese gathered at the Cathedral of the Immaculate...

How is a Catholic bishop appointed?

The appointment of bishops in the Catholic Church is a complicated process. The ultimate decision rests with the pope, and he is free to select anyone he chooses. But how does he know whom to select? The process for selecting candidates for the episcopacy normally...

Q&A with Bishop-designate Robert J. Cunningham

By Connie Berry SUN editor Q. What was your first reaction when you were asked to come to Syracuse to serve as bishop? Who asked you and how did you come to say, “Yes”? A. On Monday, March 30, I received a phone call from Archbishop Sambi, the papal...

The New Shepherd Arrives

Bishop Robert J. Cunningham visits Syracuse Diocese, will be installed May 26 By Connie Berry SUN editor The Diocese of Syracuse welcomed its 10th bishop today, April 21, 2009. Bishop Robert J. Cunningham came to Syracuse for the announcement and an inaugural visit....

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