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Former West Springfield Rector Named New York Bishop

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The Rev. Andrew Dietsche (Courtesy The Episcopal Diocese of New York)

The Rev. Andrew Dietsche (Courtesy The Episcopal Diocese of New York)

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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.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. )

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