Saturday, September 22, 2012

Angelicum Alumnus transferred as new Bishop of Orange, CA (USA)

On Friday, September 21, 2012, Pope Benedict XVI announced the transfer of Angelicum alumnus Bishop Kevin William Vann (who is serving as the Bishop of the Diocese of Fort Worth, in Fort Worth, Texas, in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex) to serve instead as the Bishop of the Diocese of Orange, in Orange, California (USA) because of the retirement of Bishop Emeritus Tod David Brown, 76 (under Canon 401.1 of the Latin-rite Code of Canon Law, which states that Bishops must offer a letter of resignation to the Pope for possible acceptance when they turn 75). There will be an installation at a later date at Vespers in Christ Cathedral.

Bishop Vann was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Joseph McNicholas on May 30, 1981. He then furthered his studies in canon law at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome, residing at the Pontifical North American College. It was at the Angelicum that in May 1985 he earned his J.C.D. (Doctor of Canon Law).