- May 10, 2021
Driving into Colorado Springs from Grand Island, Nebraska, for his introduction to the diocese, Bishop-designate James R. Golka was struck by the beauty of the Rocky Mountains that towered above.
Bishop-designate William E. Koenig of Wilmington was in his home diocese of Rockville Centre, New York, in late April when his cellphone rang. Archbishop Christophe Pierre, the papal nuncio to the United States, was on the other end informing him that that he had been chosen to become the 10th bishop of the Diocese of Wilmington.
The newly appointed bishop of Joe Biden’s home diocese in Delaware said Friday he would gladly speak with the president about his views on abortion but did not say whether he would allow him to continue receiving Communion, as his predecessor has.
Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of 76-year-old Bishop Michael J. Sheridan of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and has named as his successor Father James Golka, vicar general of the Diocese of Grand Island, Nebraska.
Pope Francis has appointed Father Daniel J. Felton, a priest of the Diocese of Green Bay, Wisconsin, and its vicar general, to head the Diocese of Duluth, Minnesota.
Pope Francis has appointed Msgr. Jerome Feudjio, vicar general and chancellor of the Diocese of St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands, to head the diocese.
The newly appointed archbishop of Karachi says “good relations with the faiths” will be an important part of his mission has head of the Church in Pakistan’s largest city and financial capital.
Bishop Paul Martin of Christchurch has been appointed coadjutor Archbishop of Wellington in New Zealand.