Bishop Alberto Rojas named coadjutor to Diocese of San Bernardino

Pope Francis named Bishop Alberto Rojas, auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Chicago, as the coadjutor bishop of San Bernardino, the nation’s fifth largest diocese, on Dec. 2, 2019.
Newly ordained Bishop Rojas blesses Bishop Andrew Peter Wypych at the close of their ordination Mass. Cardinal George presided as consecrator during the Liturgy of Episcopal Ordination of Most Rev. Andrew Wypych and Most Rev. Alberto Rojas as bishops for the Archdiocese of Chicago at Holy Name Cathedral on Aug. 10, 2011. (Jon L Hendricks/ChicagoCatholic)
Bishop Rojas plays the guitar and serenades Our Lady of Guadalupe during a Mass to celebrate a new image of Our Lady of Guadalupe that was donated to Centro Espiritual Caminoy y Esperanza in St. Anne, Illinois, on Dec. 10, 2011. Members of the group escorted the image in a caravan of over 35 cars from Chicago. They made several stops to pray along the way. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Bishop Rojas incenses the altar during the opening Mass as Catholics from the Chicago Archdiocese participate in the annual "antorcha Guadalupana, Guadalupe torch run, on the eve of the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Des Plaines, Dec. 11, 2012. More than 100,000 people participate in this overnight celebration honoring Our Lady of Guadalupe, patroness of the Americas, at the Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine north of Chicago. (Karen Callaway,/ChicagoCatholic)
Bishop Rojas prepares to lift the monstrance during benediction at a candlelight vigil near the Albany Medical Surgical Center (Family Planning Associates), in Chicago to launch the 40 Days for Life Prayer Campaign on Sept. 26, 2012. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Bishop Rojas washes the feet of teens during St. Agnes of Bohemia's "Pascua Juvenil" on Holy Thursday April 5, 2012. The three-day event was held at the Blessed Sacrament Youth Center, 3600 W. Cermak Road, in Little Village. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Bishop Rojas joins participants in song during a Christmastime "posada" through the streets of Chicago Dec. 19, 2014. Catholic advocates for immigrants held the traditional re-enactment of Mary and Joseph's search for shelter as a time to give thanks for administrative relief and pray for reforms in the U.S. immigration system. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Bishop Rojas celebrated Mother’s Day with a special Mass for Expectant Mothers at St. Joseph Parish, 4821 S. Hermitage Ave., on May 11, 2014. At the Mass, Bishop Rojas gave a special blessing to all mothers. A silk rose and medal of St. Gerard, the patron saint of expectant mothers, were given to all those awaiting the birth of a child. (Karen Callaway, Chicago Catholic)
Bishop Rojas presided at a Rite of Election and the Call to Continuing Conversion liturgy for those preparing to enter the church at Holy Name Cathedral on March 12, 2017. Participants were called forth during this ceremony and would later receive the sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation during the Easter Vigil (Holy Saturday). (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Cardinal Cupich shares a light-hearted moment with Bishop Rojas prior to a Mass to honor Our Lady of Charity at St. Ita Church, 1220 W. Catalpa, on Sept. 8, 2017. Our Lady of Charity, also known as Our Lady of El Cobre, is often referred to as the patroness of Cuba. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Bishop Rojas was the main celebrant for the closing Mass of a youth rally held before the March for Life at St. Ignatius College Prep on Jan. 15, 2017. The Mass was celebrated inside Holy Family Church on Roosevelt Road. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Bishop Rojas was the main celebrant for a group of 18 who were instituted rites of Lectorate and Acolyte as part of the Instituto de Liderazgo Pastoral at St. Nicholas of Tolentine Parish, 3721 W. 62nd St., on Aug. 23, 2019. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Bishop Rojas receives the gifts during a Mass at St. Hubert Parish in Hoffman Estates to give thanks for altar servers who serve in parishes in Vicariate 1 on Feb. 10, 2019. Over 100 altar servers attended the Mass and a pizza party afterwards. (Karen Callaway/ Chicago Catholic)