Bishop Appointments

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

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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

Fr. Joe Coffey, Fr. William Muhm. Courtesy of the Archdiocese for Military Services

Navy chaplains appointed military archdiocese auxiliary bishops

Pope Francis appointed Tuesday two Navy chaplains, Fr. Joseph Coffey and Fr. William Muhm, as auxiliary bishops for the U.S.... Read more

Flags of China and Vatican City.

Cardinal Tong says opposing Vatican-China deal is 'unreasonable'

Cardinal John Tong Hon has voiced support for a proposed deal on the appointment of bishops between the Vatican and... Read more

A bishop's pectoral cross.

Mexican-born priest appointed auxiliary bishop of Brownsville

On Monday the Vatican announced Pope Francis' appointment of Oratorian Fr. Mario Alberto Aviles as auxiliary bishop of the Diocese... Read more

Opening Mass for the synod of bishops on the family Oct. 8, 2015.

Dioceses of Nashville, Jefferson City get new bishops

On Tuesday, the Vatican announced Pope Francis' appointment of Fr. Shawn McKnight as the next bishop of the Diocese of... Read more

Inside the Vatican's synod hall on Oct. 14, 2015.

Detroit, Orange County get new auxiliary bishops from Pope Francis

On Wednesday, it was announced that Pope Francis has named two local priests as auxiliary bishops of the Archdiocese of... Read more

Opening Mass for the synod of bishops on the family Oct. 8, 2015.

Dioceses of Anchorage, Arlington get new bishops

Pope Francis has tapped two active bishops to head new dioceses, naming Bishop Paul D. Etienne of Cheyenne as the... Read more

Iceland church.

Iceland's new bishop inherits a turbulent, fascinating Catholic history

The Vatican announced Friday that Pope Francis has appointed Fr. David Tencer, O.F.M. Cap., as bishop of Reykjavik, Iceland. Read more

Rev. Mario Dorsonville, bishop-designate of Washington, D.C.

Pope Francis reaches to Catholic Charities to tap new DC bishop

With a background in Hispanic ministry and service at Catholic Charities, the newly announced auxiliary bishop of Washington, D.C. hopes... Read more

Chicago Archbishop-designate Blase Cupich.

Next Chicago archbishop aims to nourish faith

Chicago’s Archbishop-designate Blase Cupich introduced himself to his new city on Saturday, downplaying political interpretations of his appointment and stressing... Read more

Offical graphic from the 2008 episcopal consecration of Bishop Peter Nguyen Van Kham, who was recently appointed Bishop of My Tho. Photo courtesy of Bishop Nguyen.

Vietnamese bishop joyful to lead, evangelize new flock

The newly appointed Bishop of My Tho, Peter Nguyen Van Kham, has voiced enthusiasm for evangelizing and forming the faithful... Read more

  (L-R) Bishop-designate Michael Sis (Photo

Pope names two new bishops for Mississippi and Texas

Pope Francis has named two U.S. priests as the next bishops of the Dioceses of Jackson, Miss. and San Angelo,... Read more

Pope Francis meets with cardinals in the Clementine Hall of the Apostolic Palace on March 15, 2013.

Choose bishops carefully, Pope advises diplomats

During a gathering organized for the Year of Faith, Pope Francis asked his ambassadors to be careful in helping to... Read more