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Episcopal Diocese Of New York Installs New Bishop

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The Episcopal Diocese of New York has a new bishop.

Rev. Andrew Dietsche was installed as the 16th bishop of the diocese in a service at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine.

Dietsche, who was elected to succeed retiring Bishop Mark Sisk in 2011, called it a "great day of transition for the Diocese of New York."

"We're very hopeful about our future, and the time that's coming ahead of us," Dietsche said. "We know we have challenges, but we're confident that we're in the hands of God, and today is a celebration of that."

"He has worked with us in the Diocese for many, many years. We know him well, and it's wonderful to have him as our leader now," said Tom Hurwitz, a cathedral verger.

"I've met him and his wife, and I think that it will be a new age and very good for the cathedral," said one person who attended the service.

Before becoming a minister, Dietsche worked as a freelance graphic designer and cartoonist.

He was the rector at a Massachusetts church for 11 years before becoming a church official responsible for pastoral care of fellow clergy. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP