At 6:00 a.m. EST, it was announced in Rome that our Holy Father Pope Francis appointed Bishop Luis Rafael Zarama, an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Atlanta, to serve as the 6th bishop of the Diocese of Raleigh. He will be installed at Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral on August 29, 2017.
A press conference will be live streamed on the Internet at 10 a.m. today and available to watch on our YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/wvt4ByPWf94
To read a brief biography of Bishop Zarama, as well as statements from Archbishop Wilton Gregory (Archdiocese of Atlanta) and Bishop Michael Burbidge (former bishop of the Diocese of Raleigh and currently bishop of the Diocese of Arlington), visit our web story: http://dioceseofraleigh.org/news/pope-francis-names-new-bishop-raleigh
Photos will be posted on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/dioceseofraleigh