The Holy Father today appointed Bishop Mitchell T. Rozanski the new bishop of Springfield, Massachusetts. Until now, Bishop Rozanski was an auxiliary bishop of the archdiocese of Baltimore.
Bishop Rozanski was born in 1958 and attended Catholic schools during his elementary and high school years in Baltimore. He studied philosophy and theology at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. and was ordained a priest in 1984. He was pastor of various parishes afterward, and then held diocesan posts, including vicar for Hispanci Ministry in Baltimore. He was named auxilary bishop in 2004 and given the titular see of Walla Walla. His episcopal ordination was in August, 2004.
Congratulations, Diocese of Springfield, Massachusetts!