San Diego Roman Catholic Diocese to name new bishop


Hundreds of people attend funeral for Bishop Cirilo Flores.

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SAN DIEGO — The San Diego Roman Catholic Diocese is expected Tuesday to name a successor for Bishop Cirilo Flores, who died last year.

Flores died Sept. 6 at age 65 after suffering a series of medical setbacks that included a stroke and prostate cancer. He had taken over from longtime Bishop Robert Brom in 2013.

Msgr. Steven Callahan has been running the San Diego Diocese on an interim basis. He is also the pastor at Saint Brigid parish in Pacific Beach.

The diocese has scheduled a 10 a.m. news conference to name a new bishop.

The San Diego diocese, established in 1936, consists of 98 parishes, 14 missions and 90 schools and preschools in San Diego and Imperial counties.

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