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Pope names Michael Olson as new bishop of Fort Worth in Texas



(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Tuesday named Monsignor Michael Olson to be the new bishop of Fort Worth in Texas. Msgr. Olson is currently serving as Rector of the Holy Trinity Seminary at Irving in Texas. He was born in 1966 in the Chicago area but his family later moved to north Texas.

Msgr. Olson’s seminary education has included attendance and graduation from Quigley Preparatory Seminary North in Chicago, participation as a Basselin Scholar at Theological College in Washington, D.C., and theological formation at St. Mary’s Seminary in Houston, Texas.​

Msgr. Olson was ordained a priest of the Diocese of Fort Worth in 1994. His priestly ministry has included service as a parochial vicar, pastor, formation adviser, hospital ethicist, and more recently as the vicar general of the Diocese of Fort Worth. He was a member of the formation faculty at Saint Mary’s Seminary in Houston, Texas and lectured at the University of Saint Thomas School of Theology between 2001 and 2006.​




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