Two new bishops for Tuesday

“Safe!”

A quick break from thesis work to serve up a few links for New Bishop Tuesday:

… and let’s not forget Lake Charles got a new bishop as well!

Appointed Msgr. Glenn John Provost of the clergy of the diocese of Lafayette, U.S.A., pastor of the parish of Our Lady of Fatima, as bishop of Lake Charles (area 13,755, population 284,000, Catholics 84,000, priests 74, permanent deacons 32, religious 41), U.S.A. The bishop-elect was born in Lafayette in 1949 and ordained a priest in 1975.

… ending the longest bishop vacancy in the United States (since March of 2005). If Papa Benedict is filling vacancies in order of time left vacant, perhaps Birmingham, AL is next…

The Diocese of Lake Charles, Louisiana website, with a very informative announcement.

Update: A photo of Msgr. Provost from the AP newswire.

[photo: AP Photo/Ron Heflin]

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