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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 

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

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

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

Pastor of vibrant Arkansas parish named Bishop of Shreveport

Pope Francis Tuesday appointed Msgr. Francis Malone, pastor of an Arkansa parish known for having generated many priestly vocations, as... Read more

Bishop John Jenik. Courtesy photo: Archdiocese of New York.

Pope accepts resignation of NY auxiliary under investigation for abuse

Pope Francis accepted Thursday the resignation of Bishop John Jenik as an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of New York... Read more

Father Austin Vetter. Photo courtesy of the Diocese of Bismarck.

Pope Francis appoints North Dakota priest to lead Diocese of Helena

Pope Francis appointed Tuesday Fr. Austin A. Vetter as the next bishop of Helena, Montana.  Read more

University spiritual life dean appointed Des Moines bishop

Pope Francis appointed Fr. William Joensen, a priest of the Archdiocese of Dubuque and philosophy professor at a local college,... Read more

Pope Francis names NY priest, canon lawyer Bishop of Syracuse

Pope Francis Tuesday appointed Fr. Douglas Lucia, a canon lawyer, as Bishop of Syracuse.  Read more