Bishop Lennon retires; Bishop Daniel Thomas named administrator

Citing his ongoing health challenges, Cleveland Bishop Richard Lennon requested — and was granted — early retirement status by Pope Francis. Bishop Lennon’s retirement, which was announced first in Washington, D.C. by Papal Nuncio Archbishop Christophe Pierre, was effective Dec. 28.

The pope named Toledo Bishop Daniel Edward Thomas as apostolic administrator of the Diocese of Cleveland. Visit the Diocese of Cleveland website for more information. Welcome, Bishop Thomas! Prayers of gratitude and for your good health, Bishop Lennon!