We thank our Holy Father so much for not forgetting about us and giving St. Louis its 10th Archbishop.
Archbishop Carlson comes to us from the Diocese of Saginaw, Michigan, and he was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Bishop Robert J. Hermann, Archdiocesan Administrator for St. Louis, called Archbishop-elect Carlson "a very energetic, articulate, warm and gifted pastor and administrator. He thinks and works with the Church he loves, and will continue to build upon the legacy of his predecessors here in St. Louis."
Archbishop–elect Carlson was installed as the fifth bishop of the Diocese of Saginaw on February 24, 2005 at the direction of Pope John Paul II. A native of Minneapolis, MN, he was ordained to the priesthood on May 23, 1970 for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. He was later ordained as an auxiliary bishop for his home archdiocese on January 11, 1984 and went on to serve as Bishop of Sioux Falls, SD, from 1994 to 2005.
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More Information about Archbishop-Elect Robert J. Carlson:
- Press Release: "Vatican Announces Appointment of Bishop Robert J. Carlson as Archbishop of St. Louis"
- Press Release: "Statement of Bishop Robert Hermann on the Appointment of the Most Rev. Robert J. Carlson as Archbishop of St. Louis"
- Press Release: "Pope Names Saginaw's Bishop Carlson as the ninth Archbishop of Saint Louis"
- Biography and Curriculum Vitae in the Leadership pages of archstl.org