Bishop-elect Farrell, 54, has been vicar general for administration and moderator of the archdiocesan curia. Bishop-elect Gonzalez, 62, has been episcopal vicar for Hispanic Catholics in the archdiocese.
Born in Dublin, Ireland, Farrell was previously vicar general for administration/moderator of the curia and pastor of Annunciation Parish, Washington.
Francisco Gonzalez Valer was born in Arcos de Jalon, Spain, on May 22, 1939. His previous duties include being director of Hispanic, Cursillo, and Charismatic movements in the Archdiocese of Washington.