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Houston native named new auxiliary bishop of Galveston-Houston

Auxiliary Bishop-elect George A. Sheltz
Auxiliary Bishop-elect George A. Sheltz
Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

A press release held yesterday announced the decision of Pope Benedict XVI to name Houston native Monsignor George A. Sheltz, 65, as the new auxiliary bishop to assist Cardinal Daniel DiNardo in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston.

Born and raised in Houston, George Arthur Sheltz attended Annunciation Catholic School, St. Thomas High School, the University of St. Thomas and St. Mary's Seminary - all located in Houston. he is the second oldest child of George and Margaret Sheltz.

Ordained a priest in the then-Diocese of Galveston-Houston in 1871, Bishop-elect Sheltz spent 36 of his 40-plus years as a parish priest at Catholic churches around the Archdiocese.

In 2007, he was named Director of Clergy Formation and Chaplaincy Services for the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. Since 2010, Bishop-elect Sheltz has been the Archdiocese's Vicar General and Chacellor, overseeing the administrative operations of the largest diocese in Texas and the 12th largest diocese in the United States.