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Ordination Day: Bishop Scharfenberger

Scenes from the ordination and installation of Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger as the 10th Bishop of Albany:

The ordination and installation of Albany Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger at Immaculate Conception Cathedral, Downtown Albany

Brooklyn diocesan employees attend the ordination and installation Mass

... as do Msgr. Michael Brennan, Father Rodnev Lapommeray and Bishop Guy Sansaricq

Cardinal Timothy Dolan flanked by Bishops Howard Hubbard and Nicholas DiMarzio

Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano reading the Apostolic Letter of appointment

Archbishop Vigano lays his hands upon Bishop Scharfenberger

Albany Catholic Schools Superintendent Michael Pizzingrillo watches

Cardinal Dolan anoints the new bishop with holy oil

Deacon Julio Barreneche

Bishop DiMarzio lays hands on the new bishop

Elaine and Edward Scharfenberger and family look on

Brooklyn Auxiliary Bishop Octavio Cisneros lays hands on the new bishop


Brooklyn Msgr. Austin Bennett leaves the cathedral

More priests from the Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens

Father William Hoppe

Deacons exit the cathedral

Deacon Peter Stamm

New bishop signs autographs

Bishop Scharfenberger and some Brooklyn well wishers

New bishop with Father Tom Pettei who will replace him as episcopal vicar of Queens

Parishioners from St. Matthias Church, Ridgewood, congratulate their former pastor

New bishop greets friends from Ridgewood

Photos © Ed Wilkinson