Bishop Appointment

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Archbishop-designate Frank Leo of Toronto.

Pope Francis names Bishop Frank Leo to lead Archdiocese of Toronto in Canada

Feb 11, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

Bishop Frank Leo has been an auxiliary bishop in the Archdiocese of Montréal, Québec, since September 2022. Read more

Bishop Mario E. Dorsonville in 2015.

Pope Francis appoints auxiliary bishop from Colombia to lead Louisiana diocese

Feb 1, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

Born in Bogotá, Colombia, Bishop Dorsonville has served in the Archdiocese of Washington since the 1990s. Read more

A worshiper waves the flag of China as Pope Francis leaves following the weekly general audience on June 12, 2019, at St. Peter's square in the Vatican.

Vatican says China violated terms of agreement with bishop installation

Nov 26, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The Holy See “noted with surprise and regret” that Bishop John Peng Weizhao had been installed as an “auxiliary bishop... Read more

A screenshot of a YouTube video of Bishop-elect Francois Beyrouti giving a homily on July 31, 2022.

Pope Francis names new bishop for Melkite Greek Catholic Church in U.S.

Aug 21, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Bishop-elect Francois Beyrouti grew up in Canada after his family emigrated from Lebanon. Read more

Bishop John P. Dolan, an auxiliary bishop of San Diego, will begin his assignment as bishop of the Diocese of Phoenix in August 2022

Pope Francis appoints San Diego auxiliary to lead Phoenix diocese

Jun 10, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Bishop John P. Dolan succeeds Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted. Read more

Bishop Robert Barron. Photo courtesy of DeChant-Hughes Public Relations.

Pope Francis appoints Bishop Barron to lead Minnesota diocese

Jun 2, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Barron, who runs the Catholic media apostolate Word on Fire, has served as an auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of... Read more

Bishop-elect Erik Pohlmeier.

Pope Francis names Arkansas priest to lead Diocese of St. Augustine

May 24, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Bishop-elect Erik Pohlmeier succeeds 76-year-old Bishop Felipe J. Estévez. Read more

Archbishop Paul Fitzpatrick Russell.

Detroit’s new auxiliary is an archbishop and veteran Vatican diplomat

May 23, 2022

By CNA Staff

Archbishop Paul Fitzpatrick Russell was the nuncio to Turkey, Turkmenistan, and Azerbaijan. Read more

Bishop-elect Michael G. Woost.

Pope Francis names new auxiliary bishop for Catholic Diocese of Cleveland

May 9, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Bishop-elect Michael G. Woost is a priest of the Cleveland diocese. Read more

Archbishop Laurent Ulrich.

Will Archbishop Ulrich lead the Catholic archdiocese of Paris in a new direction?

Apr 26, 2022

By Jean-Marie Dumont

Archbishop Laurent Ulrich has extensive experience of Church governance. Read more

Archbishop Laurent Ulrich.

Pope Francis names new Catholic archbishop of Paris

Apr 26, 2022

By CNA Staff

Archbishop Laurent Ulrich succeeds Archbishop Michel Aupetit, who resigned in December. Read more

A bishop's pectoral cross.

Pope Francis appoints Montana priest as coadjutor bishop of Great Falls-Billings diocese

Apr 19, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Father Jeffrey Fleming is chancellor of the Diocese of Helena. Read more

Our Lady of Lourdes grotto, France.

Pope Francis appoints new bishop of Lourdes

Mar 30, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The pope chose the 58-year-old priest Msgr. Jean-Marc Micas. Read more

Father Frank Schuster, who was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Seattle March 8, 2022.

Pope Francis names Washington priest as an auxiliary bishop of Seattle

Mar 8, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Father Frank Schuster said he had to pick ‘my jaw up from the floor’ after learning of the appointment. Read more

Bishop-elect Jacques Fabre speaks at the Eucharistic Congress in Atlanta in 2017.

Pope Francis appoints Father Jacques Fabre as new bishop of Charleston

Feb 22, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The 66-year-old bishop-elect was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Read more

Bishop Brendan Kelly (speaking) and Bishop Michael Duignan (seated) concelebrate Mass at Galway Cathedral, Ireland, on Feb. 11, 2022.

Pope Francis appoints bishop to lead two Irish Catholic dioceses

Feb 11, 2022

By CNA Staff

Bishop Michael Duignan said it was ‘a historic day’ for the Catholic Church in Ireland. Read more

Bishop William Nolan, who was named Archbishop of Glasgow on Feb. 4, 2022.

Pope Francis appoints new Catholic archbishop of Glasgow

Feb 4, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Bishop William Nolan succeeds Archbishop Philip Tartaglia, who died suddenly in 2021. Read more

Bishop José Ornelas Carvalho.

Pope Francis appoints new Catholic bishop of Fatima

Jan 28, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Bishop José Ornelas Carvalho succeeds 74-year-old Cardinal António Marto. Read more

Bishop-elect Joseph A. Espaillat.

NY auxiliary appointed by Pope Francis will be one of world’s youngest bishops

Jan 25, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Bishop-elect Joseph A. Espaillat launched a podcast series called “Sainthood in the City” in 2021. Read more

Bishop-elect Jeffrey J. Walsh.

Pope Francis names new bishop for Catholic Diocese of Gaylord

Dec 21, 2021

By CNA Staff

Bishop-elect Jeffrey J. Walsh is a priest of the Diocese of Scranton. Read more