- Jun 14, 2021
Pope Francis has named Father Luis M. Romero Fernandez, who was recently appointed as vicar of Hispanic ministry and evangelization for the Diocese of Rockville Centre, New York, to be an auxiliary bishop of the diocese.
Pope Francis has appointed Father Ramon Bejarano, a priest of the Diocese of Stockton, California, to be an auxiliary bishop of San Diego. He also has named three New Jersey priests — Msgr. Gregory J. Studerus, Benedictine Father Elias R. Lorenzo and Father Michael A. Saporito — to be auxiliary bishops of the Archdiocese of Newark, New Jersey.
The Archdiocese for the U.S. Military Services ordained two new auxiliary bishops on Monday.
Pope Francis has named Monsignor Marc V. Trudeau as a new auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.
Father Bernard E. Shlesinger III – director of spiritual formation in the theology division of St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania – has been named the new auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Atlanta. Before entering the priesthood, he was a captain in the United States Air Force, flying a C-130E Hercules transport aircraft.
Newark Auxiliary Bishop Manuel Cruz was offering the opening prayers of the Mass when a man wearing a white robe over a red suit left his pew, approached the altar, and punched the bishop in the face, according to local news outlets.
Pope Francis has named two local priests as auxiliary bishops of the Archdiocese of Detroit, Father Gerard W. Battersby and Father Robert J. Fisher, and has chosen Father Timothy E. Freyer to become an auxiliary bishop for Orange County.