Brief biographical facts about Richard Lennon, temporarily appointed Friday to replace Cardinal Bernard Law as Archbishop of Boston:

NAME: Richard Gerard Lennon.

AGE: 55; born March 26, 1947.

EDUCATION: St. John's Seminary, B.A., 1969; St. John's Seminary, M. Th., 1973; St. John's Seminary, M.A., 1984

EXPERIENCE: Ordained priest, May 19, 1973. Ordained bishop, Sept. 14, 2001.