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Resignations and Appointments, 10.06.2022

Resignation and appointment of bishop of Phoenix, U.S.A.

The Holy Father has accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the diocese of Phoenix, United States of America, presented by Bishop Thomas James Olmsted.

The Holy Father has appointed Bishop John Patrick Dolan, until now titular of Uchi Maius and auxiliary of San Diego, as bishop of Phoenix, United States of America.

Curriculum vitae

Bishop John Patrick Dolan was born on 8 June 1962 in San Diego, California, in the diocese of the same name. He carried out his studies in philosophy at the Saint Francis Seminary and the University of San Diego (1981-1985), and in theology at the Saint Patrick Seminary in Menlo Park (1985-1989).

He was ordained a priest for the diocese of San Diego on 1 July 1989.

Since priestly ordination, he has held the following offices: parish vicar of Saint Michael parish in San Diego (1989-1991) and Saint Sophia parish in Spring Valley (1991-1992); director for the promotion of priestly vocations (1992-1994); parish priest of Saint Mary Star of the Sea parish in Oceanside (1996-2001), Saint Michael parish in San Diego (2001-2002), Saint Rose of Lima parish in Chula Vista (2002-2014), Saint Michael parish in Poway (2014-2016) and Saint John parish in San Diego.

On 19 April 2017 he was appointed auxiliary bishop of San Diego. Until now he has served as vicar for the clergy (since 2016), vicar general and moderator of the Curia (since 2017).

Within the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, he is a member of the Committee on Migration and the Committee for the Protection of Children and Young People.