Pope Francis has appointed Washington, D.C. Auxilary Bishop Michael William Fisher as the fifteenth Bishop of the Diocese of Buffalo.
“Today the Archdiocese of Washington is privilaged to share a generous gift with the Dicoese of Buffalo with Pope Francis’ appointment of Michael William Fisher to become the fifteenth Shepherd of that local church.” said Wilton Cardinal Gregory, Archbishop of Washington, D.C,
“Bishop Fisher is an exceptionally compassionate and skilled servant of the church. His distinguished history as a pastor, Vicor for preiests, and member of our Pastoral Administration have prepared him well for his new responsibilities in that diocese.
While we will miss his deft pastoral talents, they will be warmly welcomed by the faithful, religious and cleregy of the Diocese of Buffalo. May the Lord bring joy to his heart, and to the hearts of the people who will welcome him.”
For more information about our new Bishop, you can watch a welcome video and press conference and read more about him here: On the Diocese of Buffalo website