The Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield installed a new bishop on Monday, December 14, 2020. The Rev. Bill Byrne takes over from Mitchell Rozanski, who left to become the Archbishop of St. Louis. 

Byrne comes to western Massachusetts from Potomac, Maryland. He spoke with New England Public Media’s Kari Nijiri about his new role and the opportunities and challenges that lay ahead. 

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