Pastor from Diocese of Toledo, Ohio, appointed bishop of Davenport, Iowa

WASHINGTON (OSV News) — Pope Francis has appointed Father Dennis G. Walsh, pastor of St. John the Evangelist Church in Delphos, Ohio, to be bishop of the Diocese of Davenport, Iowa.

The appointment was publicized in Washington on June 25 by Cardinal Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States.

Bishop-designate Walsh

A native of Lima, Ohio, Bishop-designate Walsh, who turns 59 July 16, is a priest of the Diocese of Toledo, Ohio. He succeeds now-Archbishop Bishop Thomas R. Zinkula of Dubuque, Iowa. After six years as Davenport’s shepherd, Bishop Zinzula was named to head the Iowa archdiocese July 26, 2023.

The Diocese of Davenport covers 11,438 square miles in southeastern Iowa and has a Catholic population of 85,437 out of a total population of about 787,000.

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