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    Episcopal Mass of Installation

    Watch the Installation Mass LIVE!

    A live stream of the Installation Mass for Bishop Michael F. Burbidge will be offered here (on the homepage) tomorrow, December 6th at 2 p.m. You can also listen to the Mass LIVE on the radio at WMET 1160 AM or watch the Mass in its entirety on EWTN at 3 p.m. E.T.

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    New Bishop Appointed

    ARLINGTON, Va.  - Pope Francis today appointed Bishop Michael F. Burbidge, 59, to serve as the fourth Bishop of Arlington. Until today, he was serving as Bishop of the Diocese of Raleigh.  He succeeds Bishop Paul S. Loverde, 76, who has led the Diocese since 1999.


    New Bishop of Arlington to be Installed on December 6 

    Nearly eight weeks after being named the fourth Bishop of the Diocese of Arlington by Pope Francis, the Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge, 59, will take possession of the Diocese at a Mass of Installation.