New Lubbock Bishop ordained

Published: Nov. 21, 2016 at 6:36 PM CST|Updated: Nov. 28, 2016 at 2:38 PM CST
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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - The City of Lubbock has a new bishop to serve Catholics, not only here in the Hub City, but across the South Plains. Robert Coerver was ordained at 2 p.m. at Christ the King Cathedral.

The day began with a processional and the ordination began at 2 p.m.

YOUTUBE: Full Ordination of Lubbock Bishop Robert Coerver

Hundreds of people gathered to see Monsignor Coerver transition into his new role as bishop of the Catholic Diocese. The Diocese oversees a 25-county area on the South Plains.

Coerver, who comes to Lubbock from Dallas, is only the third bishop to be named in the Hub City. He is replacing the Most Reverend Placido Rodriguez, who served for 22 years.

While many people say they will miss Placido, they are excited for what is to come.

Monsignor Robert Coerver was appointed by Pope Francis in September.

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