This morning Pope Francis has appointed three priests of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to be new auxiliary bishops of the archdiocese.

They are Reverend Keith J. Chylinski, 52, Rector of Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary; Reverend Christopher R. Cooke, 50, Dean of Men at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary; and Reverend Efren V. Esmilla, 61, Pastor of Saint James Parish in Elkins Park and Saint Martin of Tours Parish in Philadelphia as well as the Chaplain to the Filipino Apostolate.

The appointments were publicized Dec. 8 in Washington by Cardinal Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States.

Archbishop Pérez will hold a news conference at 10:45 a.m. at the Archdiocesan Pastoral Center to introduce the new bishops-elect. It will be streamed live on the Archbishop’s Facebook page.

Following the news conference, the Archbishop will concelebrate Mass for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary with the bishops-elect at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. The Mass will also be streamed live on the Archbishop’s Facebook page.