In 1990, only two percent of Vermonters were evangelical Protestant Christians. Now the number is 7.25% – the highest in New England.
Msgr. McDermott, who has been Bishop Coyne’s primary assistant, will take over as the temporary head of the diocese.
During his time as bishop, Coyne has carried out a Diocesan Synod, ministered through the Covid pandemic, maintained the good works of the Catholic schools, and overseen the establishment of the Vermont Catholic Community Foundation.