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Diocese of Camden welcomes new Bishop

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The word Hallelujah is a staple in the Catholic community, but it brought on a new meaning Tuesday as the Diocese of Camden welcomed a new Bishop.

With a joyous applause Bishop Dennis Sullivan was installed as the eighth Bishop of the Diocese, with the final decision coming from the Pope himself.

"You have heard the letter of his holiness Pope Benedict the 16th you are called by the Holy Spirit to serve the all mighty god, and the people of the Diocese of Camden in faith and in love as their Shepard."

One door closes for the Bishop as he leaves his home in the Bronx where he spent nearly three decades ministering to Parishes in the Archdiocese of New York.

Those who he now serves say they hope he sticks to his roots, and that he brings his New York state of mind to Southern New Jersey.

"Well he has a real sensitivity to it seems to people of other cultures. He speaks Spanish fluently which is really important in Church today."

Language barrier or not, Bishop Sullivan says he is opening his heart to all those living where he now worships, and where he now calls home.

Sullivan succeeds the retiring Bishop Joseph Galante who has been the Bishop of the Diocese of Camden since 2004.

The Diocese of Camden covers Atlantic, Cape May and Cumberland counties, as well as three other counties in Southern New Jersey.

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