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Gainer installed as new bishop of Harrisburg diocese

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

A Pottsville native has become the spiritual leader of 250,000 people in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg.

Rev. Ronald Gainer was installed as bishop during a service Wednesday afternoon at St. Patrick Cathedral.

Gainer, 66, is Harrisburg's 11th bishop and its fourth bishop in 10 years. He will lead a diocese with 90 parishes spread over 15 counties.

Gainer was bishop in Lexington, Kentucky for the past 11 years. Before that, he served as a parish priest in Allentown.

He succeeds Bishop Joseph McFadden, who died in May.

 

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