Bishop Cirilo Flores's Update - Tuesday, September 02, 2014
Office of Monsignor Steven Callahan
Bishop Flores continues to be a patient at the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center in Los Angeles where testing should be completed this week toward a definitive diagnosis and prognosis.
When Bishop Brom and I visited Bishop Flores last week, he was in good spirits and grateful for the assurance of prayers.
Priests and people should still not try to contact Bishop Flores by phone nor attempt to visit him until he moves from Norris.
Father Pedro Rivera, director of the Office for Priestly Vocations, is in Los Angeles this week in order to remind Bishop Flores, in brief daily visits, of our ongoing support and prayers.
Bishop Cirilo Flores’ Update - Monday, August 25, 2014
Msgr. Steven Callahan issued the following message this morning to priests in the Diocese of San Diego:
“Doctors at the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center in Los Angeles have informed us through Archbishop Gómez that Bishop Flores, while still dealing with some of the after effects of the stroke he suffered in April, is presently being treated for prostate cancer, the full extent of which is yet to be determined.
Priests and people should not try to contact Bishop Flores by phone nor attempt to visit him at this time. Bishop Brom and I will be going to LA to personally assure Bishop Flores of our prayerful support. Please continue to keep Bishop Flores in your prayers.”
Statement regarding Bishop Flores - Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Statement regarding Bishop Flores - Thursday, April 24, 2014
Statement regarding Bishop Flores - Thursday, April 17, 2014
Bishop Cirilo Flores succedes as 5th Bishop of San Diego - Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Effective today, Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Robert H. Brom as the Bishop of San Diego. The law of the Church directs bishops to submit their resignation in light of their 75th birthday.
At the same time Bishop Cirilo B. Flores has become the fifth Bishop of San Diego and pastoral governance of the diocese has been transferred to him.
Bishop Brom was welcomed as Coadjutor Bishop of San Diego in 1989 and automatically became the fourth Bishop of San Diego in 1990 upon the retirement of Bishop Leo T. Maher.
Bishop Flores was welcomed as Coadjutor Bishop of San Diego in 2012. There is no formal installation when a coadjutor bishop succeeds to episcopal office upon the retirement of his predecessor.
Statement from Bishop Robert H. Brom
Statement from Bishop Cirilo B. Flores ( Español )