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Bishop Watch – 5/6/13

May 6th, 2013, Promulgated by Dr. K

Since the last installment of bishop watch, Pope Francis has appointed Fr. Michael Barber, SJ to lead the Diocese of Oakland and Bp. Mark Seitz to run the Diocese of El Paso. We also witnessed the death of Bp. Joseph McFadden (Harrisburg) at age 65.

Here are the current lists of bishops serving past 75 and vacant sees. The Diocese of Rochester is #3 in the vacant see list and #6 overall.

Bishops serving past 75
1. Card. Francis George, Chicago [16 months]
2. Bp. Michael Pfeifer, San Angelo [11]
3. Bp. John Kinney, St. Cloud [11]
4. Bp. Joseph Latino, Jackson [7]
5. Abp. Henry Mansell, Hartford [7]
6. Bp. Timothy McDonnell, Springfield [5]
7. Bp. Sam Jacobs, Houma-Thibodaux [2]

Vacant sees
El Paso [17 months]
1. Bridgeport [14]
2. Portland, Maine [12]
Oakland [10]
3. Rochester [8]
4. Ft. Worth [8]
5. Marquette [4]
6. Wichita [2]
7. Harrisburg [1]

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2 Responses to “Bishop Watch – 5/6/13”

  1. avatar Dominick Anthony Zarcone says:

    As we ‘Bishop Watch’ let us also do some
    ‘Bishop Listening’.

    Try this and consider the author’s argument:
    At our shepherds boldly speak truth in love.

  2. avatar Dominick Anthony Zarcone says:

    May they speak out.

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