Congratulations, Diocese of San Diego!

The Holy Father earlier today nominated Bishop Cirilo Flores coadjutor bishop of San Diego, which means he will immediately become bishop of that diocese upon the death or retirement of its current bishop, Robert H. Brom.

Bishop Flores was born in Corona, California and studied at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles and Stanford University in Palo Alto. He then practiced law for 10 years before entering seminary at St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo. He was ordained a priest for the diocese of Orange in California, then was named auxiliary bishop of Orange in January, 2009.

Bishop Robert Brom is well known to me. He was the rector of the college seminary I attended from 1973-77 in Winona, Minnesota. The reasons for which he probably requested a coadjutor are unknown to me, but I suspect he is approaching the age of mandatory retirement. I wish him well in the years ahead.

About Deacon Bob

Moderator: Deacon Bob Yerhot of the Diocese of Winona-Rochester, Minnesota.
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