Bishop Robert J. Brennan Named New Bishop of Brooklyn; Pope Accepts Resignation of Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, Who Will Soon Retire

Bishop Robert J. Brennan, Bishop of Columbus, Ohio, has been named by Pope Francis to be the eighth Bishop of Brooklyn. The announcement was made on Sept. 29 in Washington, D.C., by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States.

Bishop-Designate Brennan will succeed Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, 77, who has served as the Bishop of Brooklyn, which includes the boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens, since 2003. Bishop DiMarzio’s resignation was accepted at the Vatican. At age 75, all bishops are required to submit their resignations, which are accepted at the discretion of the Holy Father. 

Bishop DiMarzio and Bishop Brennan will concelebrate 8 a.m. Mass at the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, followed by a joint news conference on Wednesday, Sept. 29 at 10 a.m.

Bishop Robert J. Brennan WINDSOR TERRACE — Bishop Robert J. Brennan, Bishop of Columbus, Ohio, has been named by Pope Francis to be the eighth Bishop of Brooklyn. The announcement was made on Sept. 29 in Washington, D.C., by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States.

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