Back on 1 December, the Holy Father accepted the resignation of Trenton, New Jersey bishop, John Smith. He is succeeded by his coadjutor, who was ordained back in June, Bishop David O'Connell, who was formerly the president of the Catholic University of America.
These events leave three Latin Rite dioceses vacant: Fresno, CA; Joliet in Illinois; Rapid City, SD. One Eastern Rite vacancy, the Ruthenian Archeparchy of Pittsburgh.
There are currently two Roman Catholic archbishops, His Eminence Justin Cardinal Rigali, archbishop of Philadelphia, PA and His Excellency Eusebius Beltran of Oklahoma City, OK, serving past 75. There are eight bishops serving past the age that the Code of Canon Law requires them to submit their resignations to the Holy Father (i.e., 75): Boland of Savannah, GA; Sevilla of Yakima, WA; McCormack of Manchester, NH; Adamec of Altoona, PA; Bruskewitz of Lincoln, NE; Galeone of St. Augustine, FL: Zipfel of Bismarck, ND; Gettelfinger of Evansville, IN.