Sadly, it is a sign of the times that when a good Bishop, courageously loyal to the authentic Magisterium of the Catholic Church, is appointed, he is vilified in the press, and even by senior politicians in public statements. Thankfully, there is a petition to express support for Bishop Léonard. The explanation page is written in French (with an alternative in Flemish.) Here is my translation of the French page:
Since the appointment of Mgr. Leonard as successor to Cardinal Danneels, journalists continue to spread negative reactions about his person. It is striking to note that 20 years of restoration work in his diocese of Namur are passed over in silence.I'm number 3170 but there don't seem to be many from English speaking countries yet, so spread the word and let's show the Bishop that there is plenty of goodwill and support for him around the world.
Through this petition we, as faithful, wish to offer a counterweight to these reactions. We hope also to support our new Archbishop strongly in the task which awaits him.
Through this link you can sign the petition.
The list of people who signed the petition is located here.