El Paso Bishop Ochoa named to lead
The Fresno Bee
Thursday, Dec. 01, 2011 | 09:08 AM Modified Thu, Dec 01, 2011 09:26 AM
Pope Benedict XVI has named 68-year-old Bishop Armando X. Ochoa of El Paso, Texas, as Bishop of Fresno, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fresno reported on its website this morning.
Ochoa succeeds Bishop John Steinbock, who died Dec. 5.
Armando Ochoa was born April 9, 1943, in Oxnard. He studied at St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo, and was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles in 1970.
According to a Wikipedia entry about Ochoa, he served at three parishes in Los Angeles before becoming an administrator of Sacred Heart Parish in Lincoln Heights in 1984. He was named an auxiliary bishop for the Los Angeles archdiocese in 1987, and appointed bishop of the El Paso diocese in 1996.
Bishop Ochoa at a "Mass at the Border."
Does this mean we can foresee the establishment of a "Tepeyac Institute" in Fresno akin to what exists in the Diocese of El Paso?