Pope Francis has named Auxiliary Bishop Myron J. Cotta of Sacramento, Calif., to succeed Bishop Stephen E. Blaire of Stockton, Calif. On Jan, 23, the pope accepted the resignation of Bishop Blaire, who is 75, the age at which canon law requires bishops to turn in their resignation to the pope. Bishop Cotta is pictured in a 2014 photo. (CNS/Diocese of Sacramento)