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Scharfenberger becomes 10th bishop of Albany diocese

Most Reverend Edward B. Scharfenberger sits for the first time as the Bishop of Albany at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on Thursday.
Photographer: Patrick Dodson
Most Reverend Edward B. Scharfenberger sits for the first time as the Bishop of Albany at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on Thursday.
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Sacred tradition and ceremony were served on Thursday as Rev. Monsignor Edward Bernard Scharfenberger was ordained and installed as the 10th bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany. More than 1,200 people packed the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in downtown Albany to witness the 21⁄2-hour proceeding — solemn and occasionally lighthearted — on a sunny, breezy spring afternoon. Thirty-four bishops from New York and nearby states, more than 200 priests and over 100 ...


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