Bishop Richard G. Lennon, a native of the Boston area, was born in Arlington, Massachusetts and attended Boston College before entering St. John's Seminary in Brighton, MA where he received an M.A. in Church History and a M.TH. in Sacramental Theology. Bishop Lennon was ordained to the priesthood in May, 1973 and served in the Archdiocese of Boston as a parish priest, Fire Department Chaplain, an Assistant for Canonical Affairs, and Rector of St. John's Seminary. Ordained as an Auxiliary Bishop in the Archdiocese of Boston on September 14, 2001, Bishop Lennon also was called upon to serve as Apostolic Administrator for the Archdiocese from December of 2002 to July of 2003 when the Vatican appointed a new Archbishop to lead in Boston. Bishop Lennon was named a Domestic Prelate in April of 1998, installed as a Knight of Malta and as a Knight of the Holy Sepulchre in June of 2001.
Installed as the 10th Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland, Ohio on May 15, 2006, Bishop Lennon established a vision for the Church in the Diocese of Cleveland focusing on evangelization with an emphasis on the Gospel.
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