WASHINGTON (December 23, 1997) -- Pope John Paul II has named the Reverend Gordon D. Bennett, S.J. Titular Bishop of Nesqually and Auxiliary Bishop of Baltimore.
Archbishop Agostino Cacciavillan, Apostolic Pro-Nuncio to the United States, announced the appointment.
Bishop-elect Bennett is presently president of Loyola High School in Los Angeles. Previously he was rector and master of novices at Queen of Peace Novitiate, Montecito, California, and principal of Loyola High School.
He was born in Denver, Colorado, on October 21, 1946 and attended Loyola High School and the Jesuit College of Queen of Peace, Montecito. He has also studied at Mount St. Michael's, Spokane, Washington, the Jesuit School of Theology, Berkeley, California, and Fordham University, New York.
Bishop-elect Bennett made his first vows in 1966 and was ordained a priest on June 14, 1975. He holds master's degrees in theology and education.
The Archdiocese serves the City of Baltimore and nine Maryland counties with a Catholic population of more than 480,000 in a total population of nearly 2.9 million people.