- Associated Press - Friday, May 15, 2015

VICTORIA, Texas (AP) - A longtime Houston priest and archdiocesan official has been named bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Victoria.

The Houston Chronicle (https://bit.ly/1cCCkvV ) reports that Pope Francis named the Rev. Brendan Cahill to lead the 10-county diocese. The 51-year-old will be ordained in his new position June 29, replacing retiring Victoria Bishop David Fellhauer.

Cahill will be the third bishop in the history of the Victoria diocese. It was created in 1982 and is home to more than 100,000 Catholics.

Cahill moved from Florida to Houston with his family in 1971 and was ordained as a priest in 1990. He has most recently served as the Houston archdiocese’s director of clergy formation and chaplaincy services as well as vicar for clergy.

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Information from: Houston Chronicle, https://www.houstonchronicle.com

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