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Jul 5, 2017 - 07:54 am .- On Wednesday the Vatican announced Pope Francis' appointment of Bishop Luis Rafael Zarama Pasqualetto, a native of Colombia, as the next bishop of the Diocese of Raleigh.
Jun 27, 2017 - 07:16 am .- On Tuesday the Vatican announced Pope Francis' pick of Mons. Alfred A. Schlert to be the next bishop of the Diocese of Allentown in Pennsylvania, himself born and raised in the diocese.
May 29, 2017 - 05:56 am .- On Monday the Vatican announced Pope Francis’ appointment of Fr. William “Bill” A. Wack to be the next bishop of the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee, Florida.
May 15, 2017 - 05:11 am .- On Monday the Vatican announced that Pope Francis has named parish priest Fr. Bernard (Ned) Shlesinger of Raleigh, who was an airline pilot before entering seminary, as a new auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Atlanta, Ga.
Apr 19, 2017 - 05:09 am .- On Tuesday, the Vatican announced the appointment of Msgr. Thomas Robert Zinkula as the new leader of the Davenport diocese in Iowa, and Fr. John P. Dolan as a new auxiliary bishop for San Diego.
Apr 6, 2017 - 07:48 am .- On Thursday, the Vatican announced that Pope Francis has chosen Msgr. Daniel H. Mueggenborg, a priest of the Diocese of Tulsa, to be an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Seattle.
Mar 16, 2017 - 09:22 am .- On Thursday the Vatican announced that Pope Francis has chosen Fr. Steven Biegler, a native of Rapid City, South Dakota, as the next bishop of the Diocese of Cheyenne, WY.
Mar 8, 2017 - 06:13 am .- On Wednesday the Vatican announced Pope Francis’ appointment of Fr. Roy Edward Campbell, Jr., a former vice-president for Bank of America, as an auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Washington.
Mar 7, 2017 - 08:54 am .- The Vatican announced Tuesday that Pope Francis has chosen Msgr. Mark S. Rivituso, currently the archdiocese’s Vicar General, to be the next auxiliary bishop of St. Louis under Archbishop Robert J. Carlson.
Jan 25, 2017 - 07:11 am .- On Wednesday, the Vatican announced the appointment of two priests from Milwaukee – Fr. Jeffrey R. Haines and Fr. James T. Schuerman – to serve as auxiliary bishops for the archdiocese.
Jan 23, 2017 - 08:24 am .- On Monday, the Vatican announced that Msgr. Michael J. Boulette, founder of an organization dedicated entirely to giving spiritual direction and training spiritual directors, will now be an Auxiliary Bishop for the Archdiocese of San Antonio.
Dec 16, 2016 - 06:02 am .- On Friday the Vatican announced that Pope Francis accepted the retirement of Bishop Roger Morin of Biloxi, and appointed Louisiana native Msgr. Louis Kihneman as his successor.
Dec 9, 2016 - 05:21 am .- On Friday the Vatican announced that Bishop John O. Barres of Allentown – who was baptized by the famed and saintly Archbishop Fulton Sheen – will be taking the helm in the Diocese of Rockville Centre.
Dec 6, 2016 - 07:47 am .- On Tuesday, the Vatican announced that Bishop Wilfredo Pino Estévez, who has led the Cuban diocese of Guantánamo-Baracoa for the past 10 years, will now be taking over as the new Archbishop of Camaguey.
Nov 7, 2016 - 04:00 am .- The Vatican announced Monday that recently nominated Cardinal-elect Archbishop Joseph William Tobin of Indianapolis will soon be taking over as the new head of the Newark, N.J. Archdiocese.
Sep 27, 2016 - 07:45 am .- The Vatican announced Tuesday that Pope Francis has named Msgr. Robert Milner Coerver, a parish priest from the Diocese of Dallas, as the new bishop-elect for Lubbock, Texas.
Aug 25, 2016 - 03:48 pm .- Father Jorge Rodriguez, the next auxiliary bishop of Denver, believes there is a way to help lapsed Catholics return to church.
Apr 26, 2016 - 02:34 pm .- The Holy See announced Tuesday that Pope Francis has appointed Archbishop Juan de la Caridad García Rodríguez of Camagüey to head the Archdiocese of Havana, Cuba. He will be replacing retiring Cardinal Jaime Ortega Almino.
Apr 26, 2016 - 05:50 am .- On Tuesday the Vatican announced that Bishop Edward M. Rice of St. Louis has been tapped by Pope Francis to take charge of the Springfield-Cape Girardeau diocese.
Jul 22, 2015 - 04:27 pm .- A sharp eye would have noticed that L.A.’s three auxiliary bishops-elect were wearing identical pectoral crosses.

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