New bishop installed in Columbus ceremony

Bishop Frederick Campbell was installed as the new leader of the Columbus Roman Catholic Diocese in a colorful ceremony yesterday at Saint Joseph Cathedral.

He succeeds retiring Bishop James Griffin, who will continue to live in the Columbus area.

Campbell, who comes to the Columbus diocese from Saint Paul, Minnesota, studied at Ohio State University and taught at the Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus in the late 1960s and early ’70s.

But he said he will have to reacquaint himself with the city that has grown so much.

During the ceremony, Campbell was given the crosier that symbolizes his rank by Archbishop Daniel Pilarczyk of Cincinnati, leader of Ohio’s bishops.

The crosier is the same one that has been used by each Columbus bishop since Sylvester Rosecrans became the first diocesan leader in 1868.