Bishop Appointments

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

Detroit, Orange County get new auxiliary bishops from Pope Francis

Nov 23, 2016

By Elise Harris

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

Oct 4, 2016

By Elise Harris

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

Sep 19, 2015

By Mary Farrow

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

Mar 20, 2015

By Matt Hadro

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

Sep 20, 2014

By Kevin J. Jones

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

Aug 4, 2014

By Carl Bunderson

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

Dec 12, 2013

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

Jun 21, 2013

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