Pope Francis Appoints Fr. Earl K. Fernandes 13th Bishop of Columbus

The Vatican announced today that Pope Francis has appointed the Reverend Earl K. Fernandes, a priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, as the 13th Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Columbus. He succeeds the Most Reverend Robert J. Brennan, who was installed as the 8th Bishop of Brooklyn November 30, 2021.

Father Fernandes will be ordained a bishop of the Catholic Church and installed as Bishop of Columbus Tuesday, May 31, 2022. Details about his ordination and installation will be released in the near future.

Learn more about him at columbuscatholic.org.