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 )