Pope Benedict XVI appointed new bishops on March 20 for the Archdiocese of Baltimore and the Dioceses of Rockford, Ill., and Tallahassee-Pensacola, Fla.
The Pope filled the position for the oldest U.S. archdiocese of Baltimore on Tuesday with Bishop William Lori of Bridgeport, Conn., who serves as chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Religious Freedom.
Msgr. David Malloy, former general secretary of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, will take over the apostolic duties of the Diocese of Rockford, while Father Gregory Parkes will become bishop of Tallahassee-Pensacola.
“I look forward to the opportunity,” Bishop-designate Malloy said during a March 20 press conference.