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Pope Names Two CLSA Members Bishops

Wednesday, February 24, 2010  
Posted by: Katie Richards
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Pope Benedict XVI has named Msgr. Joseph C. Bambera, 53, administrator of the Diocese of Scranton, Pennsylvania, as bishop of Scranton, and Father Terry R. LaValley, 53, administrator of the Diocese of Ogdensburg, New York, as bishop of Ogdensburg.

Msgr. Bambera was born in Carbondale, Pennsylvania and was ordained a priest for the Scranton Diocese in 1983. He was awarded a Doctor of Canon Law degree in 1991 from St. Paul University, Ottawa, and has been an active member of the CLSA since 1990. On August 31, 2009, Cardinal Justin Rigali of Philadelphia and Apostolic Administrator of the Scranton Diocese, appointed Msgr. Bambera as his delegate for the diocese following the resignation of Bishop Martino.

Father LaValley was born in Plattsburgh, New York and enlisted in the US Navy where he served with distinction from 1977-1983. Fr. LaValley was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Ogdensburg in 1988, and received his JCL degree in 1944 from St. Paul University, Ottawa. Fr. LaValley has been an active member of the CLSA since 1994. On May 28, 2009, he was elected the administrator of the diocese by the College of Consultors, following installation of Bishop Cunningham as Bishop of Syracuse.

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