FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 29, 2021

(New York, NY)  “It is a joy to ‘welcome home’ Bishop Robert Brennan, as he returns to the Province of New York to serve as the eighth Bishop of the Diocese of Brooklyn.  During my over 12 years as Archbishop of New York, I have come to know him as a fine priest and bishop, a warm individual, and a good friend. As Bishop of Columbus, and before that as an auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of Rockville Center, he has shown himself to be not only a capable administrator, but also a true pastor, with a deep love of God’s people.

A sincere and prayerful word of gratitude to Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, for his 18 years as Bishop of Brooklyn, guiding that diocese with zeal and dedication.  He has been a trusted and valued collaborator, as we worked together on issues affecting the Church, particularly here in the City of New York which our two dioceses share.  It is good to know that he will continue to be a source of wisdom and insight for both Bishop Brennan and me.”