A look back at Bishop Lennon’s legacy


Andrew Horansky, WKYC December 28, 2016

CLEVELAND – When Bishop Richard Lennon first came to Cleveland 10 years ago, he seemed to be leaving one mess behind and inheriting another.

For three years he had served as the Apostolic Administrator to the Archdiocese of Boston. Cardinal Bernard Law had just resigned there at the height of the church’s sexual abuse crisis.

In Cleveland, Lennon found himself facing even more pushback from the community, after being forced to make tough decisions when it came to closing down dozens of parishes.

To the media, he often seemed distant and granted interviews only rarely.

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