Bishop Thomas J. Rodi, who has headed the Catholic Diocese of Biloxi since July 2, 2001, has been named archbishop of Mobile by Pope Benedict XVI.
Archbishop Pietro Sambi, apostolic nuncio to the United States, announced the appointment April 2 in Washington.
Archbishop Rodi, 59, succeeds Archbishop Oscar Lipscomb, 76, who has served for over 51 years in the archdiocese; the past 28 years as the archbishop.
n a rare move, the Vatican has also named Archbishop Rodi Apostolic administrator of the diocese of Biloxi, until another bishop is installed.
Archbishop Rodi will be installed as Archbishop of Mobile at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception at a 3 p.m. liturgy Friday, June 6, in Mobile.
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