(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Tuesday named three new auxiliary bishops to the Archdiocese of Los Angeles in the United States.
Among them was Father Robert E. Barron, the Rector of the University of St. Mary and Mundelein Seminary in Chicago. Father Barron is also the founder of the multimedia "Word on Fire Catholic Ministries”, which produces programs which have been broadcast regularly on WGN America, EWTN, Relevant Radio and the Word on Fire YouTube Channel.
Monsignor Joseph V. Brennan, the Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, was also made an auxiliary bishop.
Irish-born Monsignor David G. O’Connell, pastor of Saint Michael Parish in Los Angeles, was also made an auxiliary bishop.
In addition, Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Los Angeles auxiliary bishop Gerald E. Wilkerson, who reached retirement age.
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