SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- The Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse has a new bishop.
Bishop Douglas Lucia is the new leader. His appointment coming nearly one year after Bishop Robert Cunningham submitted his retirement to Pope Francis, after more than a decade of being the bishop.
The newly-elected bishop says he had no idea that his life was going to change so dramatically.
He says he is here to serve the people of the diocese including Catholics and non-Catholics.
The most important message he wants to get across is the word of Jesus especially to young ones in the Catholic church.