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Pope names Baltimore auxiliary bishop to head Massachusetts diocese

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Pope Francis has appointed Auxiliary Bishop Mitchell Rozanski of Baltimore as bishop of the diocese of Springfield, Mass.

Rozanski will succeed Bishop Timothy McDonnell, 76, whose resignation was accepted by the pope.

The appointment was announced Thursday in Washington by Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, apostolic nuncio to the United States.

Rozanski, 55, was ordained a priest for the Baltimore archdiocese in 1984. He became an auxiliary bishop in the archdiocese in 2004.

Pope Francis names three new auxiliary bishops for New York archdiocese

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Pope Francis has appointed three priests of the New York archdiocese to be auxiliary bishops of the archdiocese.

They are Msgr. John Jenik, 70, pastor of Our Lady of Refuge Parish in the Bronx and vicar for Northwest Bronx; Fr. John O'Hara, 68, vicar for planning; and Fr. Peter Byrne, 62, pastor of St. Elizabeth Church in New York City.

The appointments were announced Saturday in Washington by Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, apostolic nuncio to the United States.

The three men will be ordained as bishops Aug. 4 at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

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