Bishop Mitchell Rozanski
Bishop Mitchell Rozanski
WASHINGTON — Pope Francis has appointed Auxiliary Bishop Mitchell T. Rozanski of Baltimore as bishop of the Diocese of Springfield, Massachusetts.

Bishop Rozanski will succeed Bishop Timothy McDonnell, 76, whose resignation was accepted by the pope.

The appointment was announced June 19 in Washington by Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, apostolic nuncio to the United States.

Bishop Rozanski, 55, was ordained a priest for the Baltimore Archdiocese in 1984. He became an auxiliary bishop in the archdiocese in 2004.