Bishop Blair appointed as Fifth Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Hartford Connecticut
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 5:24 AM
TOLEDO - It has been announced this week by the Holy See that Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Leonard P. Blair as the Fifth Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Hartford, Conn. Archbishop designate Blair's service follows that of the Most Reverend Henry Mansell, whose retirement the Holy Father was accepted.
Bishop Blair, who was appointed Bishop of Toledo on Oct. 7, 2003 by Blessed Pope John Paul II, has served the diocese for almost 10 years. In accordance with Canon Law Archbishop-designate Blair will continue to preside over our local church on a limited basis until his installation in Hartford on December 16, 2013. Following the installation, the College of Consulters, a group of eight priests of the diocese who advise the bishop in the more important matters of the diocesan administration, will elect a priest of our diocese to serve as Diocesan Administrator until such time as the Pope appoints a new bishop for Toledo.