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WASHINGTON—Pope Benedict XVI has named 65-year-old Msgr. George A. Sheltz, vicar general, chancellor and moderator of the curia of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, as an auxiliary bishop of the Texas archdiocese.
The appointment was publicized in Washington, February 21, by Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, apostolic nuncio to the United States.
George A. Sheltz was born April 20, 1946, in Houston, where he attended St. Mary’s Seminary of St. Thomas University, and earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and a master’s degree in theology. He was ordained a priest for the archdiocese in 1971.
Assignments after ordination included parochial vicar, Assumption Parish, Houston, 1971; parochial vicar, Sacred Heart Co-Cathedral, Houston, 1973; parochial vicar, St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Houston, 1976; founding pastor, Christ the Redeemer Parish, Houston, 1980; pastor, Prince of Peace Parish, Houston, 1990; Dean of San Jacinto Deanery, 1994; episcopal vicar of Northern Vicariate, 1997; pastor, St. Anthony of Padua Parish, The Woodlands, Texas, 1999; and Secretariat Director for Clergy Formation and Chaplaincy Services, 2007.
In 2011, he was named vicar general, chancellor and moderator of the curia.
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