NH Catholic leader says he feels welcome
CONCORD, N.H.—New Hampshire's newly installed Catholic bishop says he was anxious about leaving his native Long Island for a new state but appreciates the warm welcome he has received.
Bishop Peter Libasci (lih-BAH-she) says he feels he has received a great gift as he meets his new congregation of the state's quarter-million Catholics.
He says his gift in return is the spread of the word of God, saying it's a gift that becomes more precious when re-gifted.
Libasci was installed as the tenth bishop of Manchester on Dec. 8. He succeeds Bishop John McCormack, who led the Manchester diocese for 13 years.