Bishop Appointment

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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

Bishop-elect Joseph A. Williams.

Pope Francis names new auxiliary bishop for Saint Paul-Minneapolis archdiocese

Dec 10, 2021

By CNA Staff

Father Joseph A. Williams is a priest of the archdiocese. Read more

Bishop-elect Mark A. Eckman

Pope Francis names new auxiliary bishop for Diocese of Pittsburgh

Nov 5, 2021

By CNA Staff

Fr. Mark A. Eckman is pastor of Pittsburgh’s Resurrection Parish. Read more

Bishop Andrew Cozzens.

Pope Francis names USCCB evangelization chair as new bishop of Crookston diocese

Oct 18, 2021

By CNA Staff

Bishop Andrew Cozzens succeeds Bishop Michael Hoeppner, who resigned in April. Read more

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, left, and Bishop Robert J. Brennan

Pope Francis accepts Brooklyn Bishop DiMarzio’s resignation, names Columbus bishop as successor

Sep 29, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

With 1.5 million Catholics, Brooklyn is the fifth-largest U.S. diocese. Read more

Bishop-elect Guido Marini walks beside Pope Francis on Ash Wednesday 2021 in St. Peter's Basilica

Pope Francis appoints Vatican Master of Ceremonies Msgr. Guido Marini to Italian diocese

Aug 29, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Msgr. Guido Marini has been in charge of papal liturgies since his appointment to the role by Benedict XVI in... Read more

Bishop Daniel H. Mueggenborg.

New Reno bishop inspired to become priest after meeting Blessed Stanley Rother

Jul 20, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Bishop Daniel Mueggenborg has served as an auxiliary in Seattle archdiocese since 2017. Read more

Bishop-elect John Iffert of Covington, Kentucky.

Pope Francis names Illinois priest to lead Covington diocese in Kentucky

Jul 13, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Bishop-elect John C. Iffert succeeds Bishop Roger J. Foys. Read more

Bishop-elect Gregory Gordon.

New Las Vegas auxiliary bishop inspired by John Paul II visit to become priest

May 28, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The bishop-elect has served as vicar general of the Diocese of Las Vegas since 2020. Read more

Bishop-elect Italo Dell’Oro, C.R.S.

Pope Francis names Italian-born Somascan priest an auxiliary bishop in Texas

May 18, 2021

Bishop-elect Italo Dell’Oro has served in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston since 1992. Read more

Bishop-elect William Koenig of Wilmington.

Pope Francis appoints new bishop of President Biden’s home diocese

Apr 30, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Msgr. William Koenig succeeds Bishop William Francis Malooly, who has led the diocese since 2008. Read more

Bishop-elect Daniel J. Felton of Duluth, Minnesota.

Pope Francis names Green Bay vicar general Fr. Daniel Felton as next bishop of Duluth

Apr 7, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Diocese of Duluth has been without a bishop since the sudden death of Bishop Paul Sirba on Dec. 1,... Read more

Cardinal Jose Fuerte Advincula

Pope Francis names Cardinal Tagle’s successor in Manila archdiocese

Mar 25, 2021

By CNA Staff

Pope Francis has named Cardinal Jose Fuerte Advincula, who received the red hat last November, as the next archbishop of... Read more

Chur Cathedral in Switzerland. Credit: Adrian Michael (CC BY-SA 3.0).

Pope Francis ends deadlock over new bishop for Swiss diocese

Feb 16, 2021

Pope Francis on Monday ended the deadlock over the appointment of a new bishop in a historic Swiss diocese that... Read more

Bishop Michael Fisher outside the meeting hall during the 2019 USCCB General Assembly, June 12, 2019.

Pope Francis names new bishop of scandal-ridden Buffalo diocese

Dec 1, 2020

Pope Francis Tuesday appointed Bishop Michael Fisher, an auxiliary of Washington, to be the next bishop of the scandal-ridden Diocese... Read more

Bishop-elect Michel Mulloy. Courtesy of the Diocese of Duluth

Pope Francis names Rapid City administrator as bishop of Duluth, Minnesota

Jun 19, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis Friday appointed Fr. Michel Mulloy as the next bishop of the Diocese of Duluth, Minnesota.  Read more

A bishop's pectoral cross.

Pope Francis appoints new archbishop for Taiwan’s capital

May 23, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis appointed Saturday Bishop Thomas An-Zu Chung as the next Metropolitan Archbishop of Taipei, Taiwan.  Read more

Fr. Robert W. Marshall. Photo courtesy of the Diocese of Memphis.

Memphis priest named bishop of Alexandria 

Apr 21, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis has appointed Fr. Robert W. Marshall as the next bishop of Alexandria, Louisiana. It is unclear when his... Read more

Bishop Nelson Perez. Photo courtesy of the Diocese of Rockville Centre.

Cleveland's Bishop Nelson Perez to lead Philadelphia archdiocese

Jan 23, 2020

Bishop Nelson Perez of Cleveland was appointed Archbishop of Philadelphia Thursday, returning to the local Church of his priestly ordination.  Read more

Fr. Donald DeGrood. Courtesy photo.

Pope Francis taps 'Minnesota farm boy' to lead Sioux Falls diocese

Dec 12, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis Thursday accepted the resignation of Bishop Paul Joseph Swain of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and appointed Minnesota priest... Read more