Pope names bishops for Memphis, Fresno and auxiliary for Los Angeles

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Auxiliary Bishop David P. Talley of Atlanta gestures during a 2016 news conference after Pope Francis named him coadjutor of the Diocese of Alexandria, La. Pope Francis named Bishop Talley to lead the diocese March 5, 2019.(CNS photo/Joan Ferguson, Church Today)

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Just over four months after Pope Francis forced Bishop Martin D. Holley to step down as bishop of Memphis, Tennessee, he named Bishop David P. Talley of Alexandria, Louisiana, to lead the diocese.

Bishop Talley’s appointment was announced March 5 in Washington by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States.

The archbishop also announced Pope Francis’ decisions to accept the resignation of 75-year-old Bishop Armando X. Ochoa of Fresno, California, and name Los Angeles Auxiliary Bishop Joseph V. Brennan to succeed him. In addition, Pope Francis named Philippines-born Msgr. Alejandro D. Aclan to be an auxiliary bishop in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.