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  • José Luis Villegas / jvillegas@sacbee.com

    Monsignor Myron J. Cotta is anointed with oil by Bishop Jaime Soto during Cotta’s ordination as auxiliary bishop for the Catholic Diocese of Sacramento.

  • José Luis Villegas / jvillegas@sacbee.com

    Priests sing during the service that installed Cotta, 61, as second in command to Soto in the sprawling diocese.

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Auxiliary bishop ordained

Published: Tuesday, Mar. 25, 2014 - 11:40 pm
Last Modified: Wednesday, Mar. 26, 2014 - 4:53 pm

Monsignor Myron J. Cotta, above, is anointed with oil by Bishop Jaime Soto during Cotta’s ordination as auxiliary bishop for the Catholic Diocese of Sacramento on Tuesday at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament.

The service installed Cotta, 61, as second in command to Soto in the sprawling diocese.

Cotta, who grew up on a dairy farm in the Merced County community of Dos Palos, served as a priest in the Fresno Diocese for 26 years, the last 15 as vicar general.

He was chosen by Pope Francis in January to replace Monsignor James Murphy, who recently retired, in the Sacramento Diocese.



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