Duluth Bishop Daniel J. Felton offered his welcome to Bishop Robert Barron, who was appointed bishop of the Diocese of Winona-Rochester June 2:
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
On behalf of the Diocese of Duluth, I would like to welcome Bishop Robert Barron as the next Bishop of the Diocese of Winona-Rochester. Bishop Barron is returning to his Midwest roots as he was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Chicago. As a rector, speaker, preacher and auxiliary bishop, he has touched the lives and hearts of thousands of people. His installation date is July 29, 2022.
I am also very grateful for Bishop John Quinn and the many years he has served his diocese and our province and region. He was very helpful to me as a newly ordained bishop. I pray that his years of retirement back in Detroit will be filled with good health and abundant joy.
Let us continue to pray for our brothers and sisters in the Dioceses of New Ulm and St. Cloud as they await the appointment of their new bishop. May the Holy Spirit lift up their next Shepherd and Servant of the Lord. Come, Holy Spirit, come!
Blessings on your day,