The Apostolic Nuncio, Archbishop Christophe Pierre has informed us that the Most Reverend Gerald E. Wilkerson, Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Los Angeles, has been appointed Apostolic Administrator “sede vacante” of the Diocese of Monterey in California.

Full story at Diocese of Monterey.

Bishop Gerald Eugene Wilkerson was appointed Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of the San Fernando Pastoral Region in 1998. Ordained a Priest in 1965, he had been serving the Archdiocese of Los Angeles for over fifty years.

Having reached the retirement age for Bishops of 75 years of age, on July 21, 2015, Pope Francis accepted the retirement of Bishop Wilkerson.

Full story at Diocese of Los Angeles.