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FaithDispatches
Michael J. O’Loughlin
The 62-year-old Chicago native who founded the Word on Fire ministry was appointed the next bishop of Winona-Rochester, Minn., by Pope Francis.
FaithShort Take
Kevin Clarke
Instead of a point of pride and hope among all U.S. Catholics, the announcement of Cardinal-designate McElroy’s impending elevation became just another opportunity for Catholic twitterati to have at it.
FaithDispatches
Michael J. O’Loughlin
Bishop McElroy said he and the pope share a view that the church should focus on “more inclusion” and “outreach to people who have been alienated from the church in the past.”
FaithNews
Thomas Reese - Religion News Service
With the appointment of 16 new cardinal electors, Pope Francis continues remaking the College of Cardinals with an emphasis on the person rather than the location of the bishop.
Bishop Robert W. McElroy of San Diego was among 21 new cardinals named by Pope Francis May 29, 2022. Archbishop McElroy is pictured in a 2019 photo. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
Bishop McElroy has demonstrated that he is one of the strongest supporters of Pope Francis’ vision of church among the American bishops.
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
Cardinal Angelo Sodano died in a Rome hospital last night from complications related to Covid-19, and other ailments related to his advanced age.