Pope Francis Accepts Resignation of Archbishop Robert Carlson of St. Louis; Names Bishop Mitchell Rozanski of Diocese of Springfield in Massachusetts as Successor


June 10, 2020

WASHINGTON—Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Archbishop Robert J. Carlson, 75, from the pastoral governance of the Archdiocese of St. Louis and has appointed Bishop Mitchell T. Rozanski of the Diocese of Springfield in Massachusetts to succeed him.


The appointment was publicized in Washington, D.C. on June 9, 2020 by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States.


The Archdiocese of Saint Louis is comprised of 5,968 square miles in the State of Missouri and has a total population of 2,250,000 of which 509,280 are Catholic.


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