Statement from Cardinal DiNardo re: retirement of Auxiliary Bishop George A. Sheltz

June 22, 2021

“Today, Pope Francis accepted the resignation of our beloved Auxiliary Bishop George Sheltz who recently turned 75, the mandatory age for retirement for bishops of the Catholic Church.

I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to Bishop Sheltz for his more than 50 years serving the Archdiocese as a priest and bishop. I am grateful for his friendship, counsel, and boundless commitment to the local faithful; his knowledge and love of his home diocese has always been evident in his words and actions. In addition, his calm, insightful manner, and dry sense of humor was invaluable in overseeing the administrative operations of the Archdiocese as chancellor.

Bishop Sheltz, though retired, will continue to temporarily serve as Chancellor and Moderator of the Curia. 

Please join me in thanking Bishop Sheltz for his remarkable service to this local Church. We will continue to pray for him as we wish him a healthy, restful, and rewarding retirement.”