Bishop Michael Barber

Bishop Michael Barber

On May 3, 2013, Pope Francis appointed Barber as bishop of the Diocese of Oakland. He was consecrated and installed on May 25, 2013. Barber, who is a Jesuit, was the first American bishop appointed by Pope Francis, who is the first Jesuit pope.

Besides English, he speaks Italian, French, Samoan, liturgical Spanish and Latin.