Scranton Diocese Gets New Bishop

Monsignor Joseph Bambera, now Bishop-elect Bambera, has been chosen as the new Catholic bishop for Scranton. He replaces retired Bishop Joseph Martino who retired last year in the midst of a storm of controversy over his handling of parish closings and the priest abuse scandal in his diocese.
Bambera had served as a liaison between Cardinal Justin Rigali of Philadelphia and the Diocese of Scranton during the inter regnum period since Bishop Martino’s resignation and the appointment of the new bishop of Scranton.