Donald Hanchon

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Donald Francis Hanchon
Auxiliary Bishop of Detroit
Titular Bishop of Horreomargum
AppointedMarch 22, 2011
InstalledMay 5, 2011
Other postsTitular Bishop of Horreomargum
OrdinationOctober 19, 1974
by John Dearden
ConsecrationMay 5, 2011
by Allen Henry Vigneron, John Clayton Nienstedt, and John M. Quinn
Personal details
Born (1947-09-10) September 10, 1947 (age 71)
Wayne, Michigan
DenominationCatholic Church
(Spanish for "Christ Must Increase")
Styles of
Donald Francis Hanchon
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Reference style
Spoken styleYour Excellency
Religious styleBishop

Donald Francis Hanchon (born October 9, 1947), is an American bishop of the Roman Catholic Church.

Born in Jackson, Michigan, Hanchon studied at St. John’s Provincial Seminary of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit.[1] He was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese on October 19, 1974, and began to serve in a number of its parishes.

During the 1980s, Hanchon began to study Spanish and Mexican culture, to serve better the population from that nation beginning to settle in the region in large numbers. He went to Mexico to study and as well as the Mexican American Cultural Center, now the Mexican American Catholic College, in San Antonio, Texas.[1] He is also of Polish descent.[2]

Hanchon was appointed the titular bishop of Horreomargum and an auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese on March 22, 2011, by Pope Benedict XVI.[3] He was consecrated by Allen H. Vigneron, the Archbishop of Detroit, on May 5, 2011.[3]

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  1. ^ a b "Bishop Donald Hanchon". Retrieved January 7, 2013.
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  3. ^ a b "Bishop Donald Francis Hanchon". Retrieved January 7, 2013.

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Episcopal succession[edit]

Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Auxiliary Bishop of Detroit
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Joseph Patrick McFadden
Roman Catholic Titular See of Horreomargum
Succeeded by