When the people offer "raucous applause," one can't help but sense the release of a long-awaited moment for a post-Bishop Joseph Martino to begin. At the bishop's installation Mass yesterday, it was reported: "[Bishop Bambera] served in dozens of capacities throughout the 11-county diocese since entering the priesthood in 1983, and he seemed to be a popular choice among his fellow priests since many of the normally reserved ministers not only applauded his installation, but even hooted and cheered him on as he took his seat at the head of the cathedral. The raucous ovations were not lost on Bambera before he addressed the standing-room-only crowd."
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