New Rochester, NY Bishop Salvator Matano says his first priority will be “to bring people back to Mass.”

Pope Francis has named Bishop Salvatore R. Matano, who has been the Bishop of Vermont since 2005, the ninth bishop of the Rochester diocese. The diocese covers a 12-county region, including Monroe County, in central and western New York.

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Editor’s note: Bishop Matano has a lot of remedial work to do. Pray for him.