Bishop Leonard P. Blair, right, of Toledo, Ohio, processes with other bishops into St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York before Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan's installation Mass in 2009. Photo by Gregory A. Shemitz

Pope Francis’ Conn. appointment draws criticism

TOLEDO, Ohio (RNS) With little more than six months on the job, Francis has named nearly a dozen bishops in the U.S., and because bishops are charged with implementing a pope’s vision for the global church, many observers are looking to see who Francis names as bishops and cardinals.