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Congratulations Bishop-Elect Wack!

On May 29, 2017, it was announced that Pope Francis has appointed Bishop-elect William A. Wack the sixth Bishop of the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee. Bishop-elect Wack grew up right here at Christ the King and graduated from our school.  His brother, Fr. Neil Wack, is, of course, our former pastor, and his parents and many of his siblings are active in the parish.


Father Thomas O’ Hara, CSC, Provincial Superior of the United States Province of Priests and Brothers of the Congregation of Holy Cross, said, “We are delighted that our brother in Holy Cross, Father Bill Wack, has been selected by our Holy Father Francis to serve as Bishop of the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee. Bishop-elect Wack is a gifted pastor and administrator who possesses an extremely welcoming personality. He is quick to reach out to all, is strong enough to lead and humble enough to listen. Above all, he is an outstanding priest who is passionate in his faith and absolutely dedicated to serving the People of God. He has been a blessing to the people of St. Ignatius Martyr Parish in Austin, Texas, and will no doubt be a blessing to all in the Diocese of Pensacola -Tallahassee. As his brothers in Holy Cross, we are proud of him and are united with him in prayer as he assumes this important responsibility in our Church.”


Christ the King is very proud of Bishop-elect Wack and pray that God will bless his ministry in the Florida Panhandle and make it fruitful.