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Pope Francis names new Archbishop for St. Louis

Pope Francis on Wednesday named Bishop Mitchell T. Rozanski as the new Metropolitan Archbishop of Saint Louis, USA.

Bishop Rozanski, a priest of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, has been serving as the Bishop of Springfield in Massachusetts.

He succeeds Archbishop Robert J. Carlson, whose resignation was accepted by the Holy Father.

Curriculum vitae of Mitchell T. Rozanski

Archbishop-elect Rozanski was born on August 6, 1958, in Baltimore (Maryland) in the Archdiocese of the same name. He attended Sacred Heart of Mary Primary School in Baltimore and Our Lady of Mount Carmel High School in Essex. He completed his studies in Philosophy and Theology at the Catholic University of America in Washington (1978-1984).

He was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Baltimore on November 24, 1984.

After priestly ordination, he held the following positions: Parish Vicar of Saint Michael Parish in Overlea (1984-1986), Saint Anthony of Padua Parish in Baltimore (1986-1990), Pastor of Saint Isaac Jogues Parish in Baltimore (1990-1993) and the twin parishes Holy Cross and St Mary Star of the Sea Parishes in Baltimore (1993-2000), and Saint John the Evangelist Parish in Severna Park (2000-2004). He also served on the College of Consultors for the Archdiocese and as the Vicar for Hispanics.

Bishop Rozanski serves as the Roman Catholic Co-Chair of the Polish National Catholic/Roman Catholic Dialogue since November 2017. He also serves on the Advisory Council of the National Association of Catholic Chaplains, the Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs Committee of the USCCB, and the National Catholic Partnership on Disability.

Bishop Rozanski was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Baltimore on 3 July 2004, with the titular see of Walla Walla.

He was appointed to Springfield, Massachusetts on June 19, 2014, and installed on August 12, 2014.


Source: vaticannews.va

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