Tuesday, November 25, 2003

New Bishop in Phoenix

I know Catholics in Wichita will hate to see him go. In a year of extensive traveling around the U.S., I was in Wichita for a few days back in January, very vibrant Church there!

From SunHerald.com - Your Biloxi Everything Guide:

"Pope John Paul II on Tuesday named Wichita, Kan., Bishop Thomas Olmsted as leader of the Roman Catholic diocese of Phoenix, filling the vacancy left by the resignation of Bishop Thomas J. O'Brien in June.

O'Brien resigned two days after being arrested on charges of leaving the scene of a June 14 accident that killed a pedestrian. His trial is expected to begin on Jan. 12.
The 56-year-old Olmsted has been serving in Wichita since Feb. 18, 1999, first as coadjutor and then as bishop of the diocese.

He studied at the North American College in Rome, the American seminary, and received a degree in church law from the Pontifical Gregorian University."