The Holy Father this morning has chosen Bishop Robert F. Vasa to be coadjutor bishop of Santa Rosa in California. Bishop Vasa was the bishop of Baker, Oregon.
Being named coadjutor bishop means that he will immediately succeed the current bishop of Santa Rosa, Bishop Daniel F. Walsh, when Bishop Walsh resigns or dies.
Bishop Vasa was ordained a bishop in 2000. He studied in Texas and later at the Gregorian University in Rome.
Congratulations, diocese of Santa Rosa!