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Bishop Daniel Flores of Brownsville delivers the St. Thomas Day Lecture at Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paul, Calif., Jan. 28, 2019. Photo courtesy of TAC.

By Hannah Brockhaus, Catholic News Agency, March 15, 2022

Hannah Brockhaus is Catholic News Agency’s senior Rome correspondent. She grew up in Omaha, Nebraska, and has a degree in English from Truman State University in Missouri.


Flores, 61, is one of three bishops on the preparatory commission, which also includes three priests and a religious sister.

The committee was put together by Secretary General of the Synod of Bishops Cardinal Mario Grech, who will also oversee its work.

Flores was installed as bishop of the Diocese of Brownsville in early 2010, after just over three years as an auxiliary bishop of Detroit. …