Washington D.C., Dec 19, 2005 / 22:00 pm
Nashville-born Father Choby was appointed today as the new Bishop of Nashville by Pope Benedict XVI. He succeeds Bishop Edward U. Kmiec who was appointed Bishop of Buffalo, August 12, 2004.
The announcement was made today by Archbishop Gabriel Montalvo, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States. Father Choby was elected by the College of Consultors as Diocesan Administrator of Nashville on November 2, 2004.
“I am truly honored and humbled by this appointment,” Rev. Choby said. “I will do my best to respond to the confidence that Pope Benedict places in me.”
David Choby was born in Nashville, January 17, 1947. Father Choby, 58, is a native of Nashville and is currently serving as the Administrator of the Diocese of Nashville and pastor of St. John Vianney Parish in Gallatin.