Lansdale Catholic High School Alum Named Next Bishop of the Diocese of Harrisburg

Bishop Timothy Senior
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Bishop Timothy Senior.

Bishop Timothy Senior — product of multiple Montgomery County connections — has been named by Pope Francis as the next bishop of the Diocese of Harrisburg. Tyler Arnold reported the new role for the Catholic News Agency.

Senior is a 1977 graduate of Lansdale Catholic High School and is currently the chancellor of St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood. He also serves as an auxiliary bishop within the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

He will assume his new role on June 21 during a Mass of installation that will take place at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Harrisburg.

His predecessor, Harrisburg Bishop Ronald W. Gainer, offered his resignation in August of last year when he turned 75, as is required by canon law.

“I am profoundly grateful to Pope Francis for his confidence and trust in appointing me to serve the faithful of the Diocese of Harrisburg as their next bishop,” said Senior.

Senior was ordained as an archdiocesan priest in 1985 after earning twin master’s degrees (divinity and arts in theology) at St. Charles.

He later received a third master’s degree in social work and business administration from Boston College.

Read more about Bishop Timothy Senior from the Catholic News Agency.

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