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DIOCESE NEWS
Bishop Flores Funeral Live Stream
- Tuesday, September 16, 2014
alertThe Diocese will be live streaming the funeral of Bishop Flores on Sept 17th at 12:00pm PST.
 
VATICAN SECRETARIAT OF STATE
- Thursday, September 11, 2014

 

Message from the Vatican on the death of Bishop Cirilo Flores.

2014-09-11_VATICAN_FLORES_MESSAGE.pdf 

 
COMMUNICATION FROM MONSIGNOR STEVEN CALLAHAN
- Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Upon the death of Bishop Flores this past Saturday afternoon, authority for the governance of the Diocese of San Diego belonged to the College of Consultors as a body until the election or appointment of a diocesan administrator. In accord with canon 421 of the Code of Canon Law, the College of Consultors met this afternoon at the Pastoral Center to elect a diocesan administrator. All six members of the College were present, and I was elected by unanimous vote.

A diocesan administrator assumes governance of the diocese until a new bishop is appointed. His task is to maintain the status quo of the diocese.
 
BISHOP FLORES FUNERAL INFORMATION
- Tuesday, September 09, 2014


THE RITE OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL

 for

MOST REVEREND CIRILO FLORES

1948 – 2014

FIFTH BISHOP OF SAN DIEGO


Reception of the Body
Saint Joseph Cathedral
1535 Third Avenue, San Diego, California 92101
10:00 am on Tuesday, September 16, 2014


Visitation at Saint Joseph Cathedral
1535 Third Avenue, San Diego 92101
10:15 am through 6:45 pm on Tuesday, September 16, 2014


Vigil for the Deceased
Saint Joseph Cathedral
1535 Third Avenue, San Diego, California 92101
7:00 pm on Tuesday, September 16, 2014


Funeral Mass
Saint Thérèse of Carmel
4355 Del Mar Trails Road, San Diego, California 92130
noon on Wednesday, September 17, 2014


Committal
Holy Cross Cemetery
4470 Hilltop Drive
San Diego, California
After Funeral Mass on Wednesday, September 17, 2014


 
Statement regarding the death of Bishop Cirilo Flores.
- Saturday, September 06, 2014

Bishop Cirilo Flores passed away peacefully at 2:47 this afternoon at Nazareth House in San Diego. At his bedside were his cousin Dr. Tom Martinez, Msgr. Steven Callahan and the Sisters of Nazareth. Please remember Bishop Flores and his family in your prayers. Details regarding the funeral rites will be announced as soon as they become available.

 
Bishop Cirilo Flores' Update
- Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Office of Monsignor Steven Callahan

We have learned through Archbishop Gomez that Bishop Flores has been diagnosed with cancer of unknown origin, but it is mainly in his bones. The cancer is widespread, very advanced and very aggressive. Unfortunately, Bishop Flores is not a candidate for chemotherapy because of his very weak condition and the advanced stage of the disease.

On Friday, Bishop Flores will be moved from the hospital in Los Angeles to Nazareth House here, where he will have palliative care.

While priests, deacons, religious and laity may wish to reach out to Bishop Flores during this difficult time, it is in his best interest and better for his care and well-being that we not try to contact Bishop Flores by phone nor attempt to visit him.

Let us continue to keep Bishop Flores in our prayers.
 
Bishop Cirilo Flores' 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
Link to Statement regarding Bishop Flores 
Statement regarding Bishop Flores
- Thursday, April 24, 2014
Link to Statement regarding Bishop Flores 
Statement regarding Bishop Flores
- Thursday, April 17, 2014
Link to Statement regarding Bishop Flores 
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 )

 
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