Pope Francis has appointed CLSA member Douglas J. Lucia of the Diocese of Ogdensburg as the new bishop for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse, New York. Bishop-elect Douglas J. Lucia will become the 11th bishop of Syracuse, succeeding Bishop Robert J. Cunningham who has served the diocese since May 26, 2009.

From 1997 to 1999, the bishop-elect was assigned to study canon law at the Pontifical University at St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum) in Rome. Upon the completion of his studies in 1999, Bishop-elect Lucia became a member of the Canon Law Society of America. The CLSA offers our warmest congratulations to Bishop-elect Lucia!

Bishop-elect Lucia will be installed at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception located in downtown Syracuse, New York, at a date soon to be determined.

You can read more about the appointment of Bishop-elect Lucia by visiting the Diocese of Syracuse’s website (https://syracusediocese.org/) or by clicking here.