Corkman takes up new role as bishop in Hollywood

An Irishman has been appointed as an auxiliary bishop to American’s most populous Catholic diocese.

Msgr David G. O’Connell, 61, a native of Co. Cork, was named by Pope Francis on Tuesday as auxiliary bishop of the Los Angeles Archdiocese.

The bishop-elect studied at All Hallows College in Dublin before being ordained a priest of the Los Angeles Archdiocese in 1979. He has been pastor of St Michael’s Parish in Los Angeles since 2003. The archdiocese has a population of almost 12million, 4,263,990 of whom are Catholic