“Father Bob.” Bishop Robert McElroy occasionally says that is his favorite title in his ministry. Starting on Aug. 27, he will be called “Cardinal,” the culmination of a journey that began as a priest in the parish where his parents grew up.

Birth Date: February 5, 1954
Birth Place: San Francisco, Calif.
Ordained: April 12, 1980
Appointed Auxiliary Bishop of San Francisco: July 6, 2010
Consecrated: September 7, 2010
Succeeded as Sixth Bishop of San Diego: March 3, 2015
Installed as Sixth Bishop of San Diego: April 15, 2015
Appointed to College of Cardinals: May 29, 2022

Harvard College, Bachelor of Arts, American History, 1975
Stanford University, Master of Arts, American History, 1976
St. Patrick Seminary, Master of Divinity (MDiv), 1979
Jesuit School of Theology, Licentiate in Sacred Theology (STL), 1985
Gregorian University, Doctor of Moral Theology (STD), 1987
Stanford University, PhD in Political Science, 1989

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