Pope Francis appoints Msgr. Myron Cotta of Diocese of Fresno as Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Sacramento
FRESNO – Bishop Armando X. Ochoa, released the following statement today concerning the Holy Father’s appointment of Msgr. Myron Cotta, vicar general of the Diocese of Fresno, as the new auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of Sacramento.“With Praise and Thanksgiving to Almighty God, I am pleased to announce that today in Rome, Our Holy Father Pope Francis, has announced the appointment of Rev. Msgr. Myron J. Cotta, up to now, Vicar General of the Diocese of Fresno, as Auxiliary Bishop of Diocese of Sacramento. “The appointment of Bishop-elect Myron to the Episcopacy, does not come as a surprise to many who have worked with and have known him during his tenure (26 years), in the Diocese of Fresno.
His election by the College of Consultors, as Diocesan Administrator of the Diocese, following the death of Bishop John Steinbock, underscores the diocesan clergy’s confidence and their acknowledgement of his many pastoral and administrative skills.“These skills will continue to serve him well as he now prepares to collaborate with his new Diocesan Bishop, The Most Reverend Jaime Soto, the Clergy, Men and Women Religious, and the Laity, in the Diocese of Sacramento.”
Link to the press release from the Diocese of Fresno on Bishop-Elect Cotta
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