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Catholic Diocese of Tyler to announce new bishop

TYLER, TX (KLTV) -

The Catholic Diocese of Tyler will announce their new bishop in a press conference Saturday morning.

The press conference is being held at 10 a.m. at the Catholic Chancery of Tyler. The bishop they are appointing will be replacing the Reverend Alvaro Corrada, who departed in July 2011. Pope Benedict XVI appointed Reverend Corrada to serve in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico.

The new bishop is expected to speak.

Bishop Corrada had overseen the Diocese of Tyler since 2001.

The Diocese of Tyler is comprised of 33 counties: Anderson, Angelina, Bowie, Camp, Cass, Cherokee, Delta, Franklin, Freestone, Gregg, Harrison, Henderson, Hopkins, Houston, Lamar, Leon, Madison, Marion, Morris, Nacogdoches, Panola, Rains, Red River, Rusk, Sabine, San Augustine, Shelby, Smith, Titus, Trinity, Upshur, Van Zandt and Wood counties.

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