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Why a bishop in Taiwan resigned only six months after installation

Jun 23, 2021

By Jose Torres, Jr.

The Catholic bishop of the Diocese of Tainan in Taiwan resigned six months after his ordination and installation on Jan.... Read more

Fr. Stephen Chow, S.J.

Pope Francis appoints Fr. Stephen Chow as new bishop of Hong Kong

May 17, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Chow, 61, has served as the provincial of the Jesuits’ Chinese Province since 2018. Read more

Brooklyn Auxiliary Bishop Octavio Cisneros.

Brooklyn auxiliary bishop retires, remains as local pastor

Oct 30, 2020

The Diocese of Brooklyn announced Friday the retirement of Octavio Cisneros from the office of auxiliary bishop. The Cuban-born bishop... Read more

Nigerian leaders honor deceased bishop as servant, peacemaker

Jun 20, 2019

At a funeral earlier this month, Nigerian religious and political leaders paid tribute to Bishop Kevin Aje of Sokoto, well-known... Read more

Bishop Miguel Irizar Campos.

Bishop who ministered to indigenous Peruvians dies at 84

Aug 20, 2018

The bishop emeritus of Callao, Peru died Sunday at the Deusto Passionist community in Bilbao, Spain, where he had resided... Read more

Bishop Cirilo B. Flores. Courtesy of the Diocese of San Diego.

San Diego diocese mourns death of Bishop Cirilo Flores

Sep 8, 2014

Bishop Cirilo Flores of San Diego passed away the afternoon of Saturday, Sept. 6, at the city's Nazareth House, accompanied... Read more

Archbishop Carlos Osoro was appointed August 28, 2014 as Archbishop of Madrid, Spain.

Choice of new Madrid archbishop marks new course for Spain's bishops

Aug 29, 2014

The appointment of Carlos Osoro Sierra as the new Archbishop of Madrid is another step forward in the renewal of... Read more

Bishop Cirilo B. Flores. Courtesy of the Diocese of San Diego.

San Diego's Bishop Flores undergoing cancer treatment

Aug 27, 2014

The Diocese of San Diego has announced that Bishop Cirilo Flores is now being treated for prostate cancer, as he... Read more

Pope names new bishop for Ohio-based eparchy

Aug 7, 2014

Pope Francis has named seminary rector Father Bohdan J. Danylo as new bishop for the Parma, Ohio-based Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy... Read more

Bishop Fabian W. Bruskewitz of Lincoln, Nebraska.

Retired Lincoln bishop recovering from heart attack

Jul 1, 2014

Bishop emeritus Fabian Bruskewitz of Lincoln, Neb., is in good spirits and grateful for prayers as he recovers after suffering... Read more

Bishop Cirilo B. Flores. Courtesy of the Diocese of San Diego.

San Diego bishop recovering after stroke

Apr 21, 2014

Bishop Cirilo Flores of San Diego is “alert and in good spirits” after suffering a stroke on the afternoon of... Read more

Bishop Cozzens.

Minn. auxiliary bishop looks forward to sharing Christ's light

Dec 18, 2013

By Carl Bunderson

Bishop Andrew Cozzens, who was consecrated an auxiliary bishop of the Saint Paul and Minneapolis archdiocese Dec. 9, is excited... Read more


Green Bay priest appointed bishop of Marquette, Mich.

Dec 17, 2013

Pope Francis has named Father John F. Doerfler of the Diocese of Green Bay as the next bishop of Marquette,... Read more

Auxiliary Bishop Stephen Robson, Msgr. Leo Cushley and Archbishop Philip Tartaglia, Apostolic Administrator. Courtesy of the Archdiocese of St. Andrews and Edinburgh.

New Scotland archbishop encouraged by Pope Francis

Sep 21, 2013

Monsignor Leo Cushley, who will be consecrated a bishop and installed as Archbishop of Saint Andrews and Edinburgh on Saturday,... Read more

Bishop Emeritus George K. Fitzsimons.

Kansas diocese mourns death of retired bishop, George Fitzsimons

Jul 29, 2013

The Diocese of Salina, Kansas, is mourning the death of its former leader, Bishop Emeritus George K. Fitzsimons, who died... Read more


Retired Brooklyn bishop dies from car accident

Jun 10, 2013

Bishop Joseph M. Sullivan, an auxiliary bishop emeritus of the Brooklyn diocese, died June 7 from injuries received in a... Read more

Bishop Robert J. McManus of Worcester. File Photo CNA.

Mass. bishop asks forgiveness after drunk driving charge dropped

Jun 5, 2013

Bishop Robert J. McManus of Worcester, Mass., has again apologized following an agreement with a Rhode Island court to dismiss... Read more


Mideast Christians unite in prayer for abducted bishops

May 23, 2013

Orthodox and Catholic Christians in the Middle East gathered this week to pray for and appeal for the realease of... Read more

The Most Rev. Arthur J. O'Neill, Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of Rockford. Photo courtesy of the Diocese of Rockford by Ken Ring.

Retired Illinois bishop dies after 70 years of priesthood

Apr 30, 2013

Bishop emeritus Arthur J. O'Neill of Rockford, Ill., died at his residence on April 27. The 95-year-old had recently celebrated... Read more

Bishop-designate David J. Walkowiak of the Diocese of Grand Rapids, Mich. speaks at a April 18 press conference.

Pope Francis appoints new bishop to Grand Rapids

Apr 18, 2013

Father David J. Walkowiak, a priest of the Cleveland diocese, was appointed Bishop of Grand Rapids, Mich., on April 18... Read more