The Holy Father today at noon Rome time appointed Bishop Robert Deeley bishop of Portland, Maine.
Bishop Deeley had been an auxiliary bishop of Boston. He was born in 1946 in Massachusetts. He obtained his philosophy degree at the Catholic University of America, then went to the North American College in Rome, studying at the Gregorian University from 1969 – 1973, receiving his STB, and later his STL and his doctorate in Canon Law. He was ordained a priest in 1973 for the archdiocese of Boston and held various posts. He was appointed auxiliary bishop of Boston and ordained a bishop earlier this year. He speaks English and Italian.
Congratulations, Diocese of Portland!