Vatican City, Dec 10, 2021 / 07:40 am
Pope Francis on Friday named a new auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis.
The pope appointed Father Joseph A. Williams, a priest of the archdiocese, to the role on Dec. 10.
The 47-year-old is the pastor of the Church of St. Stephen and the Church of the Holy Rosary in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and the archdiocese’s Vicar for Latino Ministry.
Bishop-elect Williams said: “I am humbled and honored by Pope Francis’ appointment. I love Jesus and His Church, and I look forward to joining the faithful of Saint Paul and Minneapolis in sharing that love with our neighbors, especially the poor and the immigrant.”