Bishop Appointments

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Philadelphia Auxiliary Bishops-elect Keith Chylinski (left), Efren Esmilla, and Christopher Cooke.

Pope Francis appoints three new auxiliary bishops for Philadelphia Archdiocese

Dec 8, 2023

By Daniel Payne

Pope Francis on Friday appointed Fathers ​​Keith Chylinski, Christopher Cooke, and Efren Esmilla as new auxiliary bishops for the Archdiocese... Read more

Father Brian Nunes (left), Father Matthew Elshoff, Father Slawomir Szkredka, and Monsignor Albert Bahhuth (right) have been named auxiliary bishops of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

Pope Francis names four new auxiliary bishops of Los Angeles

Jul 18, 2023

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis has appointed four new auxiliary bishops for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, bringing the total number of auxiliaries... Read more

Bishop Christopher J. Coyne of Burlington, VT. Courtesy photograph.

Pope Francis names Bishop Coyne as new coadjutor archbishop of Hartford

Jun 26, 2023

By Courtney Mares

As coadjutor, Bishop Christopher Coyne will assist Archbishop Leonard Blair in the administration of the Hartford Archdiocese and succeed him... Read more

San Diego Auxiliary Bishops-elect Felipe Pulido and Michael Pham.

Pope Francis names two new auxiliary bishops for San Diego who immigrated to US as teens

Jun 6, 2023

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis on Tuesday appointed two new auxiliary bishops for San Diego who both immigrated to the U.S. as teenagers. 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 speaks at the Holy SeePress Office, Oct. 12, 2018.

Bishop Barron expresses 'great gratitude' for his appointment to Winona-Rochester

Jun 2, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

In a Thursday press conference, Bishop Robert Barron, newly appointed to the Diocese of Winona-Rochester, said he got on his... 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

Bishop Mark O’Toole of Plymouth, England.

Pope Francis names new archbishop to lead 2 Catholic dioceses in Wales

Apr 27, 2022

By CNA Staff

Bishop Mark O’Toole will oversee the Archdiocese of Cardiff and Diocese of Menevia. Read more

Bishop Louis Tylka and Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, C.S.C.

Pope Francis accepts retirement of Peoria’s Bishop Jenky on 75th birthday

Mar 3, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

He is succeeded by coadjutor Bishop Louis Tylka. 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 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 Peter Chung Soon-Taick.

Pope Francis appoints new archbishops for Seoul and Nairobi

Oct 28, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Seoul’s new archbishop is a Discalced Carmelite. Read more

Bishop-designate James Golka will head the Colorado Springs Diocese.

Pope names new Colorado Springs bishop: a Nebraska priest 'fascinated by Jesus Christ'

Apr 30, 2021

“I invite you to become fascinated by the Lord… I can’t wait to see what he does with us.” Read more

Bishop-elect David J. Bonnar of the Diocese of Youngstown, Ohio. Courtesy photo.

Ex-chaplain to Pittsburgh Steelers named bishop of Youngstown, Ohio

Nov 17, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis Tuesday named Pittsburgh priest Fr. David J. Bonnar the next bishop of Youngstown, Ohio.  Read more

Bishop-elect Robert J. Lombardo, CFR. Courtesy photo

Franciscan Friars of the Renewal co-founder among Chicago’s new auxiliary bishops

Sep 11, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis Friday appointed three auxiliary bishops to the Archdiocese of Chicago, including one of the founders of the religious... Read more

Bishop Edward C. Malesic of Greensburg, Pa,

Bishop Edward Malesic of Greensburg named to lead Cleveland diocese

Jul 16, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis Thursday named Bishop Edward C. Malesic of Greensburg, Pa, to lead the Diocese of Cleveland, Ohio.  Read more

Bishop-elect Peter Muhich. Courtesy of the Diocese of Duluth

Pope Francis appoints Duluth priest as next Bishop of Rapid City

May 12, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis has appointed Fr. Peter Muhich to be the next Bishop of Rapid City, South Dakota.  Read more

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

Pope Francis appoints North Dakota priest to lead Diocese of Helena

Oct 8, 2019

By Courtney Mares

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