Vatican City, Mar 30, 2022 / 08:05 am
Sanchez was consecrated bishop and appointed as an auxiliary of the Brooklyn diocese in 2012. Bishops are required to send a resignation letter to the pope at the age of 75, which Sanchez reached on Nov. 26, 2021.
It is the second resignation of a Brooklyn auxiliary bishop this month. Pope Francis also accepted the resignation of 76-year-old Bishop Raymond Francis Chappetto on March 7.
Both Sanchez and Chappetto were appointed as auxiliary bishops on the same day in May 2012 by Benedict XVI.