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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

East 9th and Superior Will Be Closed This Afternoon For New Bishop's Mass

Posted By on Tue, Sep 5, 2017 at 10:30 AM

click to enlarge Cleveland's New Bishop, Nelson Perez (9/4/2017) - COURTESY: CLEVELAND CATHOLIC DIOCESE
  • Courtesy: Cleveland Catholic Diocese
  • Cleveland's New Bishop, Nelson Perez (9/4/2017)
The 11th Bishop of the Cleveland Catholic Diocese, Nelson Perez, will say mass for the first time Tuesday afternoon at St. John's Cathedral downtown.

The 1:30 p.m. service is a ticketed, invite-only event, but those wishing to watch the installation ceremony may do so via livestream. The mass will also be broadcast live on AM 1060 and AM 1260.

Cleveland Police have advised that streets in the vicinity will be closed for most of the afternoon. Superior Avenue will be closed from East 9th Street to East 12th Street from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. The northbound lanes of East 9th Street will be closed from Superior Avenue to Rockwell Avenue during the same stretch.

Perez was announced as the new Cleveland Bishop in July. He has replaced bishop Richard Lennon, who announced in December, 2016, that he'd been diagnosed with vascular dementia and would retire early.

Perez is of Cuban ancestry and is the first Hispanic Bishop in the diocese's history. He comes to Cleveland from Rockville Centre, New York, where he has served as auxiliary Bishop since 2012.

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