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Bishop Robert Brennan, the eighth bishop of the Parish of Brooklyn, will be set up

Prospect Heights, Brooklyn (WABC)-Bishop Robert Brennan will be established as the eighth bishop of the Parish of Brooklyn.

Cardinal Timothy Doran and Archbishop Christoph Pierre will be Massing at St. Joseph’s Co-Cathedral in Prospect Heights.

Bishop Brennan is from Bronx and grew up in Long Island.

He succeeds Bishop Nicholas Dimarzio, whose resignation to Pope Francis was accepted in September.

The new Bishop of Brooklyn will lead the Diocese of more than 1.3 million Catholic parishes known as the Diocese of Immigrants.

Bishop Brennan has promised to strengthen the Catholic schools and academies in Brooklyn and Queens, work with and support the immigrant community, and focus on evangelizing Catholics through various means of communication and social media.

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