Pope faucets LA diocesan, Robert E. Barron, to head Minnesota diocese

Pope faucets LA diocesan, Robert E. Barron, to head Minnesota diocese

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — Pope Francis has actually selected a Los Angeles diocesan to lead a southerly Minnesota diocese.

The U.S. Seminar of Catholic Diocesans introduced Thursday that Francis has actually selected Diocesan Robert E. Barron to lead the Diocese of Winona-Rochester. Barron has actually worked as supporting diocesan of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles for the last 7 years as well as routinely blog posts YouTube video clips.

He will certainly change 76-year-old Diocesan John Quinn, that has actually chosen to surrender.

The Diocese of Winona-Rochester covers 12,282 square miles. Virtually 600,000 individuals live in the diocese. Concerning 134,000 of them are Catholics. The diocese declared personal bankruptcy in 2018 as well as introduced a $21.5 million negotiation with 145 survivors of clergy sexual assault in 2014.

Barron provided a declaration on his Word ablaze web site claiming he will certainly take control of in Minnesota on July 29. He claimed he was “overjoyed as well as humbled” to discover of the visit.