Pope Francis names two auxiliary bishops

So far this week Pope Francis named two auxiliary bishops––one for St. Louis and one for Washington, DC

Bishop-elect Mark Rivituso. Photo courtesy of the St. Louis Review

In St. Louis, the pope appointed Monsignor Mark Rivituso, 55 as auxiliary bishop for the archdiocese.

Bishop-elect Rivituso, a native of St. Louis holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Cardinal Glennon College and earned a master’s degree in Divinity from Kenrick Seminary. He also holds licentiate and master’s degrees in Canon Law from St. Paul University in Ottawa, Canada. He was ordained a priest on January 16, 1988.

He has held a variety of pastoral and administrative assignments including, judicial vicar of the Tribunal of Second Instance from 2005-2011, and on staff at the Metropolitan Tribunal from 1993-1994 and 1996-2004. He was also associate master of ceremonies to the Archbishop from 1997-2008. Bishop-elect Rivituso is currently vicar general of the archdiocese serving in that post since 2011.

Bishop-elect Roy E. Campbell. Photo courtesy of the Archdiocese of Washington

In Washington, DC Pope Francis appointed Father Roy E. Campbell, Jr., 69, as auxiliary bishop.

Bishop-elect Campbell, a native of southern Maryland was ordained a priest in 2007. A graduate of Howard University and the University of Virginia’s Graduate School of Retail Bank Management, he had a 33-year career with Bank of America, working his way up from teller to vice president and project manager. In the 1980s, he served for five years on the Board of Directors of the American Lung Association of Maryland.

In January 2003, he entered Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary in Weston, Massachusetts, to begin his priestly formation, and completed his seminary studies in 2007, graduating with a Master of Divinity degree.

He has held a variety of pastoral and administrative assignments including member of the Archdiocesan Formation Board, 2010-2014; member of the Clergy Personnel Board, 2010. He is currently pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Largo, MD.

His ordination is scheduled for April 21 at the Cathedral of St. Matthew.

For the USCCB News Release (March 7, 2017), click here.


For the Catholic Standard (March 8, 2017) report, click here.