Texas Roman Catholic bishop moving to California
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) – A Roman Catholic bishop in North Texas has been named to head the Diocese of Orange, Calif.
Pope Benedict XVI on Friday announced the appointment of Fort Worth Bishop Kevin Vann.
The 61-year-old Texas priest takes over for Bishop Tod Brown, who is retiring. Brown is 75.
Vann will be installed in December. He’s led the Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth since July 2005. The diocese serves about 710,000 congregants.
Vann will serve about 1.2 million Catholics in Southern California.