Pope Benedict Names Auxiliary Bishop For Atlanta

Also Names Bishop of Prince George, Canada

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Pope Benedict XVI has named Msgr. David P. Talley, 62, a priest of the Archdiocese of Atlanta, as auxiliary bishop of the archdiocese.

The appointment was publicized in Washington, January 3, by Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, apostolic nuncio to the United States. Bishop-elect Talley has been pastor of St. Brigid Church, in Johns Creek, Georgia, since 2011.

Born in 1950, David P. Talley pursued his seminary studies at St. Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology in Indiana and was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Atlanta in 1989.

He went on to continue his post- graduate studies at the Gregorian University in Rome where he was awarded a doctorate in canon law in 1998.

In 2001, he was named a prelate of honor with the title monsignor by Blessed Pope John Paul II.

Bishop For Prince George Named

The Holy Father also appointed Msgr. Stephen Jensen, vicar general of the Archdiocese of Vancouver, as bishop of Prince George, Canada.

The bishop-elect was born in North Vancouver, Canada in 1954 and ordained a priest in 1980. He was named prelate of honor in 1996 and since 2009 has been vicar general, dean of the Presbyteral Council and diocesan consultor for the archdiocese.

He succeeds Bishop Gerald Wiesner, whose resignation from the pastoral care of the diocese was accepted by Pope Benedict upon having reached the age limit.

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