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Edward William Clark

Edward William Clark (born November 30, 1946) is an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He currently serves as an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

Edward William Clark
Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles
Titular Bishop of Garðar
ArchdioceseLos Angeles
AppointedJanuary 16, 2001
InstalledMarch 26, 2001
Other postsTitular Bishop of Garðar
OrdinationMay 9, 1972
by Timothy Manning
ConsecrationMarch 25, 2001
by Roger Mahony, William Levada, and Justin Francis Rigali
Personal details
Born (1946-11-30) November 30, 1946 (age 72)
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Styles of
Edward William Clark
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Reference style
Spoken styleYour Excellency
Religious styleBishop


Edward Clark was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota.[1] Educated in California, he attended the former Our Lady Queen of Angels Seminary in Mission Hills, Los Angeles, and St. John's Seminary in Camarillo.[2]

Clark was ordained to the priesthood by Archbishop Timothy Manning on May 9, 1972,[1] and then served in pastoral assignments in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. From 1985 to 1988, he studied at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, where he earned a doctorate in theology.[2] He served as Coordinator of Religious Instruction for Secondary Schools from 1988 to 1990, and was named President of St. John's Seminary College in 1994.[2]

Auxiliary Bishop of Los AngelesEdit

On January 16, 2001, Clark was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles and Titular Bishop of Garðar (in Greenland) by Pope John Paul II. He received his episcopal consecration on the following March 25 from Cardinal Roger Mahony, with Archbishops William Levada and Justin Rigali serving as co-consecrators.[1] As an auxiliary bishop, he serves as the Regional Bishop for Our Lady of the Angels Pastoral Region.

Within the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Clark has served as the Catholic Co-Chairman of the Anglican–Roman Catholic Theological Consultation and as a member of the Committee on Doctrine, the Committee on African American Catholics, and the Committee on Interfaith Activities.[3] Within the California Conference of Catholic Bishops, Clark serves as chair of the Committee on Education, chair of the task force on Native American Historic Concerns, co-chair of the Serra Committee, and member of the Strategic Concerns Conmmittee. Clark is also president of the Western Catholic Education Association, responsible for the accreditation of Catholic schools in seven western states.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c "Bishop Edward William Clark".
  2. ^ a b c "Pope Appoints Auxiliaries in Los Angeles and San Bernardino; Auxiliary Bishop Patrick J. Sheridan Resigns". United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. January 16, 2001.
  3. ^ "Anglican-Roman Catholic Theological Consultation Holds 61st Meeting, in Louisville". United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. September 21, 2006. Archived from the original on November 2, 2013. Retrieved April 2, 2013.

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Episcopal successionEdit

Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles
Succeeded by