Vatican City, Jun 22, 2021 / 05:50 am
Pope Francis accepted Tuesday the resignation of 75-year-old Bishop George A. Sheltz, who has served as an auxiliary bishop of Galveston-Houston since 2012.
The Holy See press office announced June 22 that the pope had accepted the resignation that Sheltz was required by canon law to tender after his 75th birthday on April 20.
The move comes a month after the pope appointed a new auxiliary bishop for the archdiocese that serves more than 1.7 million Catholics in 146 parishes across 10 counties in southeastern Texas.
The pope named Fr. Italo Dell’Oro, an Italian-born Somascan priest, as an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston on May 18.