Monday, July 7, 2008

Hierarchy update

Today it was announced that the Holy Father appointed Msgr. Herbert A. Bevard of the clergy of the archdiocese of Philadelphia, as bishop of Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Also appointed was Bishop William Francis Malooly, auxiliary of Baltimore, to the see of Wilmington, DE. He succeeds Bishop Michael A. Saltarelli, whose resignation from the pastoral care of the same diocese the Holy Father accepted, upon having reached the age limit.

With Bishop Saltarelli's retirement the number of ordinaries now serving beyond the mandatory retirement age of 75 now stands at nine. These prelates are Cardinals Maida and Egan of Detroit and New York respectively. Archbishops Hughes of New Orleans and Curtiss of Omaha, NE. Bishops serving past 75 are D'Arcy of Ft. Wayne/South Bend, IN; Murray of Kalamazoo, MI; Moynihan of Syracuse, NY; Tafoya of Pueblo, CO; Cullen of Allentown, PA. Archbishop Brunette of Seattle turns 75 early in 2009. Bishops Peña of Brownsville, TX; Carmody of Corpus Christi, TX; Higi of Lafayette in Indiana are all 74.

The number of sede vacante dioceses in the United States is eight: St. Louis, Missouri; Gallup, New Mexico; Biloxi, Mississippi; Juneau, Alaska; Charleston, South Carolina; Green Bay, Wisconsin; Knoxville, Tennessee; New Ulm, Minnesota.

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