Pope Francis appoints Monsignor David Toups as the new bishop of Beaumont, Texas. And appoints Bishop Mitchell T. Rozanski as the new Metropolitan Archbishop of Saint Louis.
Pope Francis on Monday named Monsignor David L. Toups as the new bishop of the Diocese of Beaumont, Texas, USA. Monsignor Toups, a priest of the Diocese of St Petersburg, Florida, has been serving as Rector of St Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary in Boynton Beach. He succeeds Bishop Curtis J. Guillory, S.V.D., whose resignation from the pastoral care of the diocese was accepted by the Holy Father.
Curriculum vitae of Monsignor David L. Toups
Bishop-elect Toups was born on March 26, 1971 in Seattle, Washington, and was ordained to the priesthood on June 14, 1997 for the Diocese of Saint Petersburg. Monsignor Toups attended Florida Southern College in Lakeland before entering St. John Vianney College Seminary in Miami with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy and Theology in 1993. He attended the Pontifical North American College in Rome and obtained a Bachelor of Sacred Theology and Licentiate of Sacred Theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University, and a Doctorate in Sacred Theology from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum).
New Archbishop for St. Louis
Pope Francis on Wednesday named Bishop Mitchell T. Rozanski as the new Metropolitan Archbishop of Saint Louis, USA. Bishop Rozanski, a priest of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, has been serving as the Bishop of Springfield in Massachusetts. He succeeds Archbishop Robert J. Carlson, whose resignation was accepted by the Holy Father.
Curriculum vitae of Mitchell T. Rozanski
Archbishop-elect Rozanski was born on August 6, 1958, in Baltimore (Maryland) in the Archdiocese of the same name. He attended Sacred Heart of Mary Primary School in Baltimore and Our Lady of Mount Carmel High School in Essex. He completed his studies in Philosophy and Theology at the Catholic University of America in Washington (1978-1984).
He was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Baltimore on November 24, 1984. After priestly ordination, he held the following positions: Parish Vicar of Saint Michael Parish in Overlea (1984-1986), Saint Anthony of Padua Parish in Baltimore (1986-1990), Pastor of Saint Isaac Jogues Parish in Baltimore (1990-1993) and the twin parishes Holy Cross and St Mary Star of the Sea Parishes in Baltimore (1993-2000), and Saint John the Evangelist Parish in Severna Park (2000-2004). He also served on the College of Consultors for the Archdiocese and as the Vicar for Hispanics.