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Bishop McElroy Installation Mass

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Bishop McElroy Installation Mass

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Mass of Installation: Bishop McElroy
Location: St Thérèse of Carmel, San Diego
Time: 1:00pm

 

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PRESS RELEASE

April 13, 2015
Rodrigo Valdivia, Office of the Chancellor
Rvaldivia@diocese-sdiego.org / www.diocese-sdiego.org
858-490-8310

Bishop Robert W. McElroy will be installed as the Sixth Bishop of San Diego on April 15, 2015 during a 1:00 pm ceremony that will be held at St. Therese of Carmel Church, 4355 Del Mar Trails, San Diego, CA 92130.

On March 3 Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, apostolic nuncio to the United States, publicized that Pope Francis had named Bishop McElroy to San Diego. Bishop McElroy has served as an auxiliary bishop of San Francisco since 2010. He succeeds the late Bishop Cirilo Flores, who died September 6, 2014.

Archbishop Viganò will be joined by Cardinal Roger Mahony, Cardinal William Leveda, Archbishop José Gomez (Los Angeles) , Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone (San Francisco), Archbishop Blase Cupich (Chicago), and retired Archbishop Vlasny (Portland, 1997-2013), at the installation ceremony. Also in attendance will be retired Bishop Robert Brom (Bishop of San Diego from 1990-2013) and Bishop Gilbert Chavez (Auxiliary Bishop of San Diego 1974-2007).

Several hundred Priests, Permanent Deacons, Religious Men and Women, cultural group representatives and parish representatives will be on hand to witness the reading of appointment letter signed by Pope Francis, the act that officially places Bishop McElroy in charge of the diocese.

The Diocese of San Diego includes 98 parishes in San Diego and Imperial counties, covers 8,852 square miles, and has a total population of 3,236,492 people, of whom 998,127, or 31 percent, are Catholic.

The ceremony will be live streamed at http://www.diocese-sdiego.org/livestream beginning at 12:30 pm.

PRESS CONFERENCE:
Bishop McElroy will hold a press conference at St. Therese of Carmel Church at 10 am and be briefly available for individual questions. Contact Kimberly King for details. Journalists are requested to remain outside of the church during the 1 pm. ceremony.

An SDI audio/video feed and an internet feed http://www.diocese-sdiego.org/livestream will be available from Boris Volbeda of The New Catholic Evangelist. The online feed will be active no later than 12:30 PM. Boris would like to include a camera feed from one of the outside cameras so it can be switched for the internet broadcast. Boris can be contacted at bvolbeda@san.rr.com or 858-484-8936 (Office and Cell).

Media coordinator:
Kimberly King
(858) 519-2684 (C)
sdkimberlyking@gmail.com

 

 

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