Announcement of New Bishop of Columbus

Dear Friends:

I am very pleased to notify you that His Holiness Pope Francis has appointed the Most Reverend Robert J. Brennan, currently Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Rockville Center, New York, as the 12th Bishop of Columbus.  He succeeds Bishop Frederick F. Campbell, whose resignation and retirement, has been accepted by the Holy Father.

Bishop Brennan will be installed as Bishop of Columbus during a Mass on Friday, March 29, 2019.  Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Campbell as Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Columbus, and he will continue to lead the Diocese until the Mass of Installation.

Please see the news release announcement for further information about our new Bishop.  Also, Bishop Brennan sends his special greetings to the people of our Diocese, and you can view it by clicking on this link:

As we begin this new chapter in the history of the Church here in the Diocese of Columbus, please keep Bishop Brennan and Bishop Campbell in your prayers.  May they be abundantly blessed now and always as they serve and minister to the people of God’s Holy Church, especially here in the Diocese of Columbus.

With every best wish, I am,

Deacon Thomas M. Berg, Jr.Chancellor

Diocese of Columbus