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by Hannah Brockhaus Vatican City, May 24, 2022 / 05:15 am Pope Francis on Tuesday appointed Arkansas priest Father Erik Pohlmeier as the next bishop of the Diocese of St. Augustine, Florida. Bishop-elect Pohlmeier, 50, will succeed Bishop Felipe J. Estévez, 76, whose retirement was accepted by Pope Francis on May 24. Pohlmeier’s …

Do bishops choose their successors? What is the process for selecting bishops? The choosing of bishops entails a discernment of potential candidates’ human and spiritual qualities. It begins at the local level with consultation among priests and the faithful, then continues in Rome, where the pope and his delegates approve …

by Hannah Brockhaus Vatican City, Apr 19, 2022 / 04:50 am Pope Francis has named a priest of Helena, Mont., Father Jeffrey Fleming, coadjutor bishop of the state’s other diocese, Great Falls-Billings. Fleming, 56, has been Chancellor and moderator of the Curia of western Montana’s Diocese of Helena since 2020. …

by Courtney Mares Vatican City, Jan 25, 2022 / 05:49 am Pope Francis on Tuesday appointed two new auxiliaries for the Archdiocese of New York, one of whom will be one of the world’s youngest bishops. The Vatican announced on Jan. 25 that Father Joseph A. Espaillat and Father John S. Bonnici …

by CNA Staff Vatican City, Dec 21, 2021 / 04:58 am Pope Francis on Tuesday named a new bishop for the Catholic Diocese of Gaylord, Michigan. The pope appointed Father Jeffrey J. Walsh, a priest of the Diocese of Scranton, Pennsylvania, on Dec. 21 to the post that had remained vacant for …

by CNA Staff Vatican City, Dec 10, 2021 / 07:40 am Pope Francis on Friday named a new auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. The pope appointed Father Joseph A. Williams, a priest of the archdiocese, to the role on Dec. 10. The 47-year-old is the pastor of …

CNA Staff, May 18, 2021 / 05:10 am America/Denver (CNA). Pope Francis on Tuesday named an Italian-born Somascan priest as an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. The pope appointed Fr. Italo Dell’Oro, C.R.S., on May 18 to the post in the archdiocese that serves more than 1.7 million Catholics in …

Denver Newsroom, Apr 30, 2021 / 13:06 pm America/Denver (CNA). Father James Golka is Pope Francis’ choice to become the next bishop of Colorado Springs, and the Nebraska priest used his opening remarks for the diocese to encourage everyone to “become fascinated by the Lord.” “I’m fascinated by Jesus Christ,” …

By Hannah Brockhaus Vatican City, Apr 7, 2021 / 06:00 am America/Denver (CNA). The Vatican announced Wednesday that Pope Francis has appointed the vicar general of the Diocese of Green Bay, Fr. Daniel J. Felton, as the next bishop of Duluth, Minnesota. Felton, 66, has been both vicar general and …

by Courtney Mares Vatican City, Mar 2, 2021 / 07:00 am MT (CNA).- Pope Francis appointed Mgsr. Jerome Feudjio on Tuesday to lead the Diocese of St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Originally from Cameroon, Feudjio has served as a priest of the U.S. Virgin Islands’ diocese for more …