Bishop Sweeney Shares Hopes for His New Diocese in Paterson

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Brooklyn native Kevin Sweeney was joyfully installed as the eighth bishop of Paterson, New Jersey on July 1. 

He spent years as a priest and a pastor in the Diocese of Brooklyn, and his installation was an unusual type of celebration due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with limited people allowed inside the church and all clergy donning masks. 

Bishop Sweeney joins Currents News to discuss what it’s been like to take on this new role during such a turbulent time and what he hopes to accomplish as the Bishop of Paterson.