SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Pope Benedict XVI selected an Orange County monsignor to succeed San Diego's retiring bishop, Robert Brom.
The appointment of Cirilo Flores as coadjutor bishop took effect Wednesday. He will be formally received by the Diocese of San Diego on Feb. 13.
Flores, 63, a Loyola Marymount graduate who went on to Stanford to earn a law degree, will become bishop in San Diego when Brom retires next year. He practiced law for about a decade before entering the priesthood in Camarillo in 1986.
The Corona, Calif., native was ordained in Orange County in 1991 and named auxiliary bishop in 2009. He has served on the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops subcommittees on Latin America and Hispanic affairs.
Brom has been the bishop of San Diego since July 1990. In 2007, he approved the second-highest settlement in the U.S. for priest sex abuse cases, $198.1 million for 144 victims.
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