Clarence C. Pope

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Clarence Cullam Pope (October 26, 1929 – January 8, 2012) was the second bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth and a prominent leader in traditionalist Anglicanism in North America. He was born in Lafayette, Louisiana and educated at Centenary College (B.A. 1950), and the University of the South (B.D. 1954). He was ordained deacon on June 29, 1954, and priest on May 9, 1955.

After serving parishes in Louisiana, Pope was consecrated Bishop Coadjutor of Fort Worth on January 5, 1985; he became diocesan bishop on January 1, 1986. Pope was president of the Episcopal Synod of America, now Forward in Faith North America, from 1989 to 1993.

Pope retired as diocesan bishop on December 31, 1994, and was received into the Roman Catholic Church by Cardinal Bernard Law on February 1, 1995. He subsequently returned to the Episcopal Church in the United States of America, but was again received into the Roman Catholic Church in 2007.


Anglican Communion titles
Preceded by
A. Donald Davies
Bishop of Fort Worth (Episcopalian)
Succeeded by
Jack Iker