Medley To Become Bishop Of Owensboro Diocese
Pope Benedict has appointed a new bishop for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Owensboro.Father William Medley will be ordained as the fourth bishop of the western Kentucky diocese in February.The 57 year old Medley is a familiar figure in the Louisville area, where he has been pastor of several parishes and served in other capacities.He says he's humbled by the appointment.
"Throughout my life, I have known and admired so many priests more worthy and more capable than I. But with profound trust I know that God, in time, will reveal to me and I hope to you why i have been chosen," he said during a Tuesday press conference in Owensboro.The Diocese of Owensboro has more than 51,000 members, and includes 79 parishes, 19 schools (among them Brescia University) and a hospital.Medley succeeds Bishop John McRaith, who is retiring.You can see video of Bishop-elect Medley's introduction and press conference here.(Photo courtesy of Diocese of Owensboro)