The Holy Father accepted today the resignation of Bishop Joseph Latino of the diocese of Jackson, Mississippi and appointed Bishop-elect Joseph R. Kopacz from the diocese of Scranton, Pennsylvania as Jackson’s new bishop.
Bishop-elect Kopacz was born in 1950 in the diocese of Scranton, attended Christ the King seminary in New York, later getting a Master’s degree in Latin from Fordam, a Master’s degree in counseling and psychology in human development from Marywood University in Scranton. He was ordained a priest in 1977. He has held various diocesan positions since. He speaks English and knows Spanish and Latin.
Congratulations, Diocese of Jackson!