James A. Hickey

Pope Francis appoints auxiliary bishops for Archdiocese of Baltimore

Pope Francis appoints auxiliary bishops for Archdiocese of Baltimore

Pope Francis has appointed two new auxiliary bishops for the Archdiocese of Baltimore, church officials said Monday.

Monsignor Mark E. Brennan, currently pastor of St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church in Gaithersburg, and Monsignor Adam J. Parker, vicar general and moderator of the curia for the Archdiocese of Baltimore, are to be ordained in January.

They are to succeed former Auxiliary Bishop Mitchell T. Rozanski, who was installed as the bishop of Springfield, Mass., in 2014, Auxiliary Bishop Denis J. Madden, whose letter of resignation was accepted Monday by Francis.

Archbishop William E. Lori, spiritual leader of the area's half million Catholics, called the...

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