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WATCH: Funeral for Bishop Emeritus Richard Lennon at St. John's Cathedral

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Posted at 8:23 AM, Nov 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-05 08:32:20-05

CLEVELAND — Bishop Emeritus Richard Lennon will lie in state before his funeral mass at St. John's Cathedral on Tuesday.

The funeral mass for Bishop Lennon will begin at 11 a.m. Watch it live below:

Lennon was installed as the 10th bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland on May 15, 2006 after Pope Benedict XVI named him to the leadership position over nearly 800,000 Catholics in eight counties of Northeast Ohio on April 4, 2006.

A native to the Boston area, Lennon graduated from Catholic high school and attended Boston College before entering St. John’s Seminary in Brighton, Massachusetts.

The Most Rev. Nelson J. Perez, the 11th Bishop of the Diocese of Cleveland who succeeded Lennon, called his predecessor a man with a great love for the church.

“In his service to the diocese, Bishop Lennon showed a deep dedication to the faithful governance of the diocese and a tremendous love of the Church and the people he shepherded," Perez said. "May the Lord grant him eternal rest.”