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Pope Francis appoints Austin Bishop as Bishop of Monterey

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Posted at 6:12 AM, Nov 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-27 07:47:54-05

Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Daniel E. Garcia, of Austin, as the fifth Bishop of the Diocese of Monterey, California.

Garcia’s installation, as the Bishop of Monterey, will take place on January 20, 2019.

The bishop was ordained, on May 28, 1988, as a priest for the Diocese of Austin. Garcia was appointed by Pope Francis as the first auxiliary Bishop of Austin, in 2015 – the pope’s fifth appointment from the Diocese of Austin since 2010.

The bishop will hold a press conference Thursday, Nov. 29 at 9 a.m., at the Diocesan Pastoral Center in Austin.

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