Pope Names Baltimore Auxiliary Bishop Mitchell Rozanski as Bishop of Springfield in Massachusetts

Pope Francis has named Auxiliary Bishop Mitchell Rozanski of Baltimore, 55,  as bishop of Springfield in Massachusetts and accepted the resignation of Bishop  Timothy McDonnell from pastoral governance of the diocese.

The announcements of the appointment and resignation were made June 19 in Washington by Archbishop Carlo Viganò, apostolic nuncio to the United States.

Bishop Rozanski was born in Baltimore August 6, 1958. He attended Theological College at The Catholic University of America and was ordained a priest for the Baltimore Archdiocese in 1984.

In 2004 he was named auxiliary bishop of Baltimore.

The Springfield diocese includes 823,662 people of whom 229,584, or 28 percent, are Catholic.