VATICAN CITY, JAN. 16, 2001 (ZENIT.org).-
John Paul II has appointed Monsignor Edward William Clark as auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. He also appointed an auxiliary for the San Bernardino Diocese.
Monsignor Clark was president and rector of St. John´s Seminary College in Camarillo. He was born Nov. 30, 1946, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He attended St. Pius V elementary school and Our Lady Queen of the Angels High School Seminary in San Fernando, California. He studied philosophy and theology at St. John´s Seminary in Camarillo, and obtained a degree in sacred theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University, where he studied from 1985-88. He was ordained a priest May 9, 1972, for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.
Meanwhile, John Paul II also appointed Monsignor Dennis O´Neil as auxiliary bishop of the San Bernardino Diocese in California.
Monsignor O´Neil, member of the clergy of the Los Angeles Archdiocese, was parish priest at St. Emydius church in Lynwood. He was born January 16, 1940, in Freemont, Nebraska, in the Archdiocese of Omaha. He attended primary and secondary schools in the Los Angeles Archdiocese, and studied philosophy and theology at St. John´s Seminary in Camarillo. He was ordained a priest on April 30, 1966, for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.