HARTFORD, Connecticut — A personal representative of Pope Francis will be installing a new leader of the Archdiocese of Hartford.
Church officials say the pope's representative, Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, will install Leonard Blair as the new archbishop in a ceremony beginning at 2 p.m. Monday.
The pope appointed Blair in October to lead the archdiocese's 700,000 Catholics. Blair succeeds the Most Rev. Henry Mansell, who retired at the age of 76 after serving as Hartford archbishop for 10 years.
The 64-year-old Blair had led the Diocese of Toledo, Ohio, since 2003. He also is one of the three bishops appointed by the Vatican last year to oversee an overhaul of the largest umbrella group for U.S. nuns, the Leadership Conference of Women Religious.
Blair is Hartford's fifth archbishop.