Pope Francis Accepts Bishop Edward Clark’s Retirement

Bishop Clark

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Los Angeles Archdiocese Auxiliary Bishop Edward Clark, 75, the canonical age for retirement for bishops.  

Bishop Clark’s service to the California Catholic Conference includes chairing the Education Committee, the Committee on Native American Historic Concerns, and the Serra Committee on Missions and Native American Peoples.

“Bishop’s Clark’s service to the California Catholic Conference has always embodied Christ’s genuine love and compassion for people,” said CCC Executive Director Kathleen Domingo. “His commitment to Native Americans and extensive work on our Education Committee helped define Catholic teaching on California’s native peoples and missions that will be educating and shaping generations to come.”  

Born Edward Wm. Clark in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Bishop Clark was raised in California and attended local schools in Los Angeles. He graduated from St. John’s Seminary College in 1968.

Appointed as Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles in January 2001, Bishop Clark was ordained by Cardinal Roger Mahony to the Episcopacy in March 2001 and assigned to Our Lady of the Angels Pastoral Region, where he served until his retirement.  He is the author of the book Five Great Catholic Ideas, published in 1999 by Crossroad Press, and several articles published in magazines and professional journals. 

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