Friday, July 27, 2012

Bishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of Oakland appointed as archbishop of San Francisco


Vatican City, 27 July 2012 (VIS) -

The Holy Father appointed Bishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of Oakland, U.S.A., as archbishop of San Francisco (area 6,023, population 1,866,000, Catholics 448,000, priests 408, permanent deacons 78, religious 854), U.S.A. He succeeds Archbishop George H. Niederauer, whose resignation from the pastoral care of the same archdiocese the Holy Father accepted, upon having reached the age limit.

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