Announcement from the Archdiocese of Hartford

Archbishop Coyne Formally Succeeds Archbishop Blair, Effective Today

At 6 AM local time (noon in Rome) today, Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Archbishop Leonard P. Blair upon reaching the retirement age of 75. At the same time, the Most Reverend Christopher J. Coyne immediately assumed office as the sixth Archbishop and 14th Bishop of Hartford. Archbishop Coyne addressed the people of the Archdiocese in a press conference this morning, which can be viewed here. Archbishop Coyne is extending an invitation to all to attend his inaugural Mass as Archbishop at the Cathedral of Saint Joseph on Sunday, May 5, at 11 AM.

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