Pope Francis Accepts Resignation of Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of the Diocese of Brooklyn; Appoints Bishop Robert Brennan as Successor

September 29, 2021 By Public Affairs Office

WASHINGTON—Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, 77, from the pastoral governance of the Diocese of Brooklyn and has appointed Bishop Robert J. Brennan of Columbus, as Bishop of Brooklyn. The appointment was publicized in Washington, D.C. on September 29, 2021, by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States.

Bishop Brennan’s biography may be found here.

The Diocese of Brooklyn is comprised of 179 square miles in the State of New York and has a total population of 4,813,761 of which 1,316,791 are Catholic.

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