Bishop Luis Rafael Zarama will be installed as the sixth bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Raleigh during a special mass at 2 p.m. on Aug. 29.
The mass will be held at the new Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral, 715 Nazareth St. in Raleigh. Attendance will be by invitation only.
At 7 p.m. on Aug. 28, the diocese will hold a prayer service for the bishop’s installation. That service, also in the cathedral, will be open to the public.
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The diocese will livestream the installation mass at www.dioceseofraleigh.org/livestream, which will be conducted by Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Atlanta.
Zarama, 58, was named the new bishop of the Raleigh diocese in July. He has served in the Atlanta diocese since 1993, and is currently an auxiliary bishop there.
In North Carolina, he will preside over a diocese with 54 counties and about a half-million Catholics. He has visited the area several times, and was here for the dedication of the cathedral last month. He has said he wants to spend time getting to know the area, its people and their spiritual needs.