Former West Springfield Rector Named New York Bishop
NEW YORK (AP) _ The Episcopal Diocese of New York has installed a new bishop in an elaborate ceremony at a cathedral in Manhattan.
The Rev. Andrew Dietsche became the 16th bishop of the diocese Saturday in a service at the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine.
Dietsche was a freelance graphic designer and cartoonist before becoming a minister.
He was the rector at a church in West Springfield, Mass. for 11 years before becoming a church official responsible for pastoral care of fellow clergy.
Dietsche was elected to succeed retiring bishop Mark Sisk in late 2011.
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