Pope Francis Accepts Resignation of Bishop Thomas Olmsted of the Diocese of Phoenix; Appoints Bishop John Dolan as Successor

June 10, 2022 By Public Affairs Office

WASHINGTON - Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted, 75, from the pastoral governance of the Diocese of Phoenix, and has appointed Bishop John P. Dolan, auxiliary bishop of San Diego, as his successor.

The resignation and appointment were publicized in Washington, D.C. on June 10, 2022, by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States.

The Diocese of Phoenix is comprised of 43,967 square miles in the state of Arizona and has a total population of 5,076,170 of which 1,111,681 are Catholic.

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