Houston, Texas, Feb 21, 2012 / 16:03 pm
Pope Benedict XVI named Houston native Msgr. George A. Sheltz on Feb. 21 as the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston’s next auxiliary bishop.
“I am deeply humbled and honored that Pope Benedict XVI has named me an auxiliary bishop today,” Bishop-designate Sheltz said. “This Archdiocese has been my home my entire life and it is a joy and privilege to pledge my continued service to the wonderful people of Galveston-Houston who have been my brothers and sisters in faith these many years.”
“I also pledge my fidelity and communion with the Holy Father. I am deeply grateful for his expression of confidence in me,” he said in a Feb. 21 statement from the archdiocese.
The 65-year-old bishop-designate is presently the diocese’s vicar general, chancellor and moderator of the curia. He was born in Houston in 1946. He attended St. Mary’s Seminary of St. Thomas University and was ordained a priest for the diocese in 1971.