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Bishop Arthur Serratelli of Paterson has retired

Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Bishop Serratelli on April 15, 2020

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Father Kevin Sweeney named successor to Bishop Serratelli of Paterson, NJ

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Arthur J. Serratelli of Paterson, New Jersey, and named Father Kevin J. Sweeney, a priest of the Diocese of Brooklyn, New York, as his successor.

Bishop Serratelli is 75, the age at which canon requires bishops to turn in their resignation to the pope. Bishop-designate Sweeney, 50, will be the eighth bishop of Paterson.

The resignation and appointment were announced in Washington April 15 by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United State