Bishop Robert McElroy

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Cardinal Robert McElroy, bishop of San Diego, celebrates Mass at St. Patrick's Church in Rome Aug. 28, 2022.

Cardinal McElroy celebrates Mass of Thanksgiving in Rome

Aug 28, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Cardinal Robert McElroy of San Diego is the United States' newest cardinal. Read more

Bishop Robert McElroy. CNA file photo.

Cardinal Robert McElroy: Newest (and youngest) American ‘red hat’ a kindred spirit of Pope Francis

Aug 26, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones, Carl Bunderson

The bishop of San Diego shares Pope Francis' passion for the plight of migrants, the homeless, and the environment. Read more

Bishop Robert McElroy of San Diego.

San Diego's Bishop McElroy 'deeply honored' to be named cardinal

May 31, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

Bishop Robert McElroy told reporters Tuesday he was very surprised that Pope Francis had named him a cardinal, but cited... Read more

Robert W. McElroy, Archbishop of San Diego speaks with participants through the fence during the 23rd Posada Sin Fronteras where worshipers gather on both sides of the US-Mexican border fence for a Christmas celebration, at Friendship Park and Playas de Tijuana in San Ysidro, California on December 10, 2016.

Bishops in US congratulate Bishop McElroy on his elevation to cardinal

May 29, 2022

By CNA Staff

Archbishops José Gomez of Los Angeles and Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco both welcomed the announcement Sunday that Bishop Robert... Read more

Bishop Robert McElroy. CNA file photo.

What to know about Bishop Robert McElroy, who will soon be a cardinal

May 29, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

McElroy has led the San Diego diocese since 2015. Read more

Bishop Robert McElroy.

Heart surgery scheduled for San Diego Bishop Robert McElroy

Nov 22, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

Bishop Robert McElroy of San Diego is scheduled for a coronary bypass surgery on Monday. He is expected to make... Read more

Bishop Robert McElroy . Credit: Archdiocese of San Francisco

Catholic vaccine exemptions take the wrong path, San Diego's Bishop McElroy says

Aug 13, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

Bishop Robert McElroy of San Diego has asked that priests in his diocese not sign religious exemption letters from coronavirus... Read more

Bishop Robert McElroy . Credit: Archdiocese of San Francisco

Bishop McElroy: Some bishops making abortion a political 'litmus test'

Feb 1, 2021

By Matt Hadro

The bishop of San Diego on Monday accused “some bishops” of making the issue of abortion a “litmus test” for... Read more

Bishop Robert McElroy. CNA file photo.

Bishop McElroy: Abortion and climate change both crucial, voters must be prudent

Feb 7, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

Bishop Robert W. McElroy of San Diego made a speech Thursday that attempted to explain his criticism of the elevation... Read more

Bishops pray during the Fall General Assembly of the USCCB.

Analysis: The USCCB 'abortion debate,' and what came after

Nov 14, 2019

By JD Flynn

On Tuesday, 69 U.S. bishops voted against the inclusion of a paragraph in a letter they plan to soon publish.... Read more

Pope Francis speaks to bishops inside the Synod Hall.

Cardinal O'Malley, Bishop McElroy named participants in Amazon synod

Sep 21, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Cardinal Sean O’Malley, archbishop of Boston, and Bishop Robert McElroy of San Diego are among those chosen by Pope Francis... Read more

Bishop Robert McElroy of San Diego. Photo courtesy of the Archdiocese of San Francisco.

San Diego bishop announces compensation fund, changes to social media policy

Aug 14, 2019

By Jonah McKeown

Bishop Robert McElroy of San Diego announced Aug. 13 an Independent Compensation Program for victims of sexual abuse, set to... Read more

Bishop Robert McElroy of San Diego. CNA file photo

San Diego bishop holds ‘listening sessions’ on abuse crisis

Oct 3, 2018

Bishop Robert McElroy told a crowd of more than 300 people that he was committed to increasing accountability for bishops... Read more

Bishop Robert McElroy of San Diego. CNA file photo

Questions raised about McElroy's response to 2016 McCarrick allegations

Aug 24, 2018

The Bishop of San Diego has explained why he did not respond to a 2016 letter alleging sexual misconduct on... Read more

Bishop Robert McElroy of San Diego. Photo courtesy of the Archdiocese of San Francisco.

Why San Diego's Bishop McElroy wants disruption in the Trump era

Feb 22, 2017

If President Donald Trump is the candidate of “disruption,” similar disruption is needed to build a better society, Bishop Robert... Read more

The statue of Father Junipero Serra inside the National Statuary Hall in Washington D.C.

New San Diego bishop: Don't remove Junipero Serra from US Capitol

Apr 20, 2015

By CNA Staff

Bishop Robert McElroy, the new head of the San Diego diocese, has criticized a proposal to remove the statue of... Read more

Bishop Robert W. McElroy.

Pope taps Cordileone’s auxiliary to head San Diego diocese

Mar 3, 2015

By Elise Harris

The Vatican announced Tuesday that Pope Francis has appointed San Francisco’s native auxiliary bishop, Robert W. McElroy, as the new... Read more