St Augustine Bishop

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Two ceremonies that are part of the
installation of the new bishop for the Roman Catholic Diocese of
St. Augustine will be invitation only.

Monsignor Felipe Estevez will become the head of the diocese that serves about 171,000 Catholics in 17 Florida counties.

An evening prayer ceremony Wednesday at the Cathedral Basilica
of St. Augustine and an installation ceremony Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jacksonville will both be invitation only due to the size of the churches.

The installation will be broadcast live on television and online. information is available at

Estevez left Cuba in 1961 when he was 15 as part of "Operation
Pedro Pan." He was among roughly 14,000 Cuban children whose
parents sent them out of the communist island alone.

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