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Bishop Brom of San Diego retires; Coadjutor Bishop Flores is successor

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Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Robert Brom of San Diego, and he will be succeeded by Coadjutor Bishop Cirilo Flores.

Brom, who has headed the San Diego diocese since 1990, is 75, the age at which canon law requires bishops to submit their resignations. Flores, 65, was named coadjutor in January 2012, and as coadjutor automatically succeeds Brom.

The changes were announced Wednesday in Washington by Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, apostolic nuncio to the United States.

Archbishop urges prayers for victims of widespread flooding in Colorado

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Denver Archbishop Samuel Aquila said he is praying for all those affected by extensive flooding in northern Colorado and urged all people of good will "to join me in prayer."

"This morning I heard with concern about the flooding that is hitting the Front Range and impacting people within the Archdiocese of Denver," he said in a statement Thursday. "According to the latest reports, three people have already died in the flooding. I am praying for the souls of those victims, for their families and all people who are being affected by the flooding."

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