Bishop of the diocese of Santa Rosa

Bishop Robert Francis Vasa

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His Excellency, The Most Reverend Robert F. Vasa was born in Lincoln, Nebraska to Joe and Leona Vasa. From 1972 to 1976, he studied at Holy Trinity Seminary from where he obtained a Masters of Divinity degree. He was ordained to the priesthood on May 22, 1976. He then served as a priest at the Cathedral of the Risen Christ in Lincoln until 1977, when he became a member of the diocesan staff on the Diocesan Marriage Tribunal. In 1979 he was sent to further his studies at in Rome. In 1981 he earned a degree in canon law, that is church law, and is a church lawyer..

On November 19, 1999, Bishop Vasa was named the fifth bishop of the diocese of Baker in Oregon by His Holiness Pope John Paul II. 

Bishop Vasa is known for his defense of human life and is an advocate for the unborn. He is a caring and loving shepherd who is deeply concerned for his flock.

His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI appointed Bishop Robert Vasa as coadjutor bishop of Santa Rosa on January 24, 2011.

Bishop Robert F. Vasa became bishop of the diocese of Santa Rosa on June 30, 2011.

The Bishop may be contacted by phone at 707 566-3325 or via email through Lynne Peter, the Assistant to the Bishop:

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