Auxiliary Bishop Paul Sanchez Retires After Pope Francis Accepts Resignation

Pope Francis on Wednesday morning accepted the resignation of Auxiliary Bishop Paul R. Sanchez of Brooklyn. Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus Paul Sanchez of Brooklyn remembers in 2012 when he received the call that Pope Benedict had named him auxiliary bishop, the apostolic nuncio told him that “you will be very happy in this ministry.”

Even in Retirement, Local Priests Continue to Answer the Call

For many the retirement age is a thing of the past. Many people have continued to work well past the age that was once thought of as a set date on when to begin enjoying the retired life. This includes the priests of the diocese. Though they submit their resignation at age 75, that does not mean they forget their calling. Most continue their parish duties but some go well beyond that call.