Pope Francis Accepts Resignation of Bishop Robert Evans and Appoints New Coadjutor Bishop of Providence - Bishop Richard Henning
USCCB - Pope Francis Accepts Resignation of Most Reverend Robert Evans, Auxiliary Bishop of Providence; Appoints Most Reverend Richard Henning, Auxiliary Bishop of Rockville Centre as Coadjutor Bishop of Providence
WASHINGTON - Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Robert C. Evans, 75, from the Office of Auxiliary Bishop of Providence. At the same time, Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Richard G. Henning, currently auxiliary bishop of Rockville Centre, as Coadjutor Bishop of Providence. The resignation and appointment were publicized in Washington, D.C. on November 23, 2022, by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States.
The Diocese of Providence is comprised of 1,085 square miles in the state of Rhode Island and has a total population of 1,097,379 of which 603,558 are Catholic.
Bishop Henning’s biography may be found here:
Auxiliary Bishop, Diocese of Rockville Centre