Thursday, February 05, 2009

Baby Bishop

This was in this morning's press bulletin from the Vatican:

"Il Santo Padre ha nominato Vescovo di Gallup (U.S.A.) il Rev.do James S. Wall, del clero di Phoenix, Vicario Episcopale per il clero della medesima diocesi.

Rev.do James S. Wall è nato l’11 ottobre 1964 a Ganado, Arizona, nella diocesi di Gallup.

Dopo aver frequentato la scuola superiore a Chandler High School, ha conseguito il baccalaureato presso l’Arizona State University. Entrato poi nel seminario, ha ricevuto un Master in teologia presso il St. John’s Seminary a Camarillo in California. Ha poi continuato gli studi presso il Liturgical Institute in Mundelain.

È stato ordinato sacerdote per la diocesi di Phoenix il 6 giugno 1998."

Your Italian does not have to be excellent to see what I saw:  The Bishop elect is 44 years old, and was ordained to the priesthood in June of 1998 (A week after my ordination; this makes him the first bishop I know of ordained less time than me!)

The recommendation must've come from the Bishop Elect's Ordinary, Bishop Thomas Olmstead of Phoenix.  The Diocese of Gallup has been without a bishop for a while, with Bishop Olmstead serving as Administrator.  Bp. Elect Wall is the Vicar for Clergy for the Phoenix Diocese.

1 comment:

Joe said...

This'd make him the first bishop I know younger than I am!

AMDG,

-J.