Loras Joseph Watters

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Loras Joseph Watters
Bishop of Diocese of Winona
Bishop Loras Waters.jpg
Church Roman Catholic Church
See Diocese of Winona
In office 1969 - 1986
Predecessor Edward Aloysius Fitzgerald
Successor John George Vlazny
Orders
Ordination June 7, 1941
Personal details
Born October 14, 1915
Dubuque, Iowa
Died March 30, 2009 (aged 93)
Winona, Minnesota
Previous post Auxiliary Bishop of Archdiocese of Dubuque

Loras Joseph Watters (October 14, 1915 – March 30, 2009)[1][2] was an American Bishop of the Roman Catholic Church.

Archdiocese of Dubuque[edit]

Loras Joseph Watters was born in Dubuque, Iowa and ordained a priest in the Archdiocese of Dubuque on June 7, 1941. He was appointed an auxiliary bishop of the Dubuque Archdiocese and Titular bishop of Fidoloma by Pope Paul VI on June 21, 1965, aged 49. He was ordained bishop on August 26, 1965.

Diocese of Winona[edit]

On January 8, 1969, Pope Paul VI appointed Bishop Watters the fifth Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Winona. On March 13, 1969, Watters was installed as the bishop of the Winona Diocese, where he remained until his retirement on his 71st birthday in 1986.[3][4]

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