Joseph Fiorenza

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Religious Leader
Date of Birth January 25, 1931
Place of Birth Texas
Age 89 years old
Horoscope Aquarius

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Joseph Fiorenza

Joseph Anthony Fiorenza is an American prelate of the Catholic Church. He was the seventh Bishop and the first Archbishop of Galveston-Houston, serving from 1985 to 2006. He previously served as Bishop of San Angelo from 1979 to 1984.

Archdiocese: Galveston-Houston
Appointed: December 6, 1984
Installed: February 18, 1985
Term ended: February 26, 2006
Predecessor: John Louis Morkovsky
Successor: Daniel DiNardo
Ordination: May 29, 1954, by Wendelin Joseph Nold
Consecration: October 25, 1979, by Patrick Flores, John Louis Morkovsky, and John E. McCarthy
Born: January 25, 1931, Beaumont, Texas
Previous post: Bishop of San Angelo (1979–1984)
Motto: Thy kingdom come

About Joseph Fiorenza

American prelate of the Catholic Church who served as the first Archbishop of Galveston-Houston from 1985 to 2006.

Before Fame

He was both captain of the football team and senior class president in high school.


He was known for stonewalling investigations into sexual abuse allegations against the Church.

Family Life

He has three brothers.


He was appointed the fourth Bishop of San Angelo by Pope John Paul II in 1979.

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