WASHINGTON (February 2, 2006)—Pope Benedict XVI has accepted the resignation of Most Reverend Thomas J. Gumbleton from the office of Auxiliary Bishop of Detroit.
Archbishop Gabriel Montalvo, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, made the announcement.
Thomas J. Gumbleton was born in Detroit on January 26, 1930. He studied at St. John's Provincial Seminary, Plymouth, Michigan, and at the Lateran University, Rome.
Bishop Gumbleton was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Detroit, June 2, 1956. He was appointed Titular Bishop of Ululi and Auxiliary Bishop of Detroit March 4, 1968 and ordained May 1, 1968.