J. Douglas Deshotel

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John Douglas Deshotel
Bishop of Lafayette
ChurchRoman Catholic Church
ArchdioceseNew Orleans
AppointedFebruary 17, 2016
InstalledApril 15, 2016
PredecessorCharles Michael Jarrell
OrdinationMay 13, 1978
by Maurice Schexnayder
ConsecrationApril 27, 2010
by Kevin Joseph Farrell, Charles Victor Grahmann, and Michael Duca
Personal details
Born (1952-01-06) January 6, 1952 (age 67)
Basile, Louisiana
Previous postAuxiliary Bishop of Dallas
Styles of
John Douglas Deshotel
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Reference style
Spoken styleYour Excellency
Religious styleBishop

John Douglas Deshotel, (January 6, 1952) is an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church and bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Lafayette in Louisiana.


J. Douglas Deshotel was born in Basile, Louisiana. He studied at Holy Trinity Seminary[1] and was ordained a priest on May 13, 1978 for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Dallas.[2] Deshotel was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Dallas as well as titular bishop of Cova on March 11, 2010 by Benedict XVI. Deshotel was consecrated an auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of Dallas on April 27, 2010.[3]

On Wednesday, February 17, 2016, Bishop Deshotel was appointed bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Lafayette in Louisiana, succeeding Bishop Charles Michael Jarrell, whose resignation was accepted the same day. He was installed as the seventh bishop of the Diocese of Lafayette on April 15, 2016 in the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist at Lafayette, LA by the Most Reverend Gregory Aymond, Archbishop of New Orleans.[4][5]

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  1. ^ "Holy Trinity Seminary". Retrieved 5 January 2013.
  2. ^ "Most Reverend J. Douglas Deshotel". Retrieved 5 January 2013.
  3. ^ "Bishop John Douglas Deshotel". Retrieved 5 January 2013.
  4. ^ http://press.vatican.va/content/salastampa/it/bollettino/pubblico/2016/02/17/0127/00277.html
  5. ^ http://www.microsofttranslator.com/BV.aspx?ref=IE8Activity&a=http%3A%2F%2Fpress.vatican.va%2Fcontent%2Fsalastampa%2Fit%2Fbollettino%2Fpubblico%2F2016%2F02%2F17%2F0127%2F00277.html

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Charles Michael Jarrell
Bishop of Lafayette in Louisiana
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Auxiliary Bishop of Dallas
Succeeded by
Gregory Kelly
Preceded by
Joe Steve Vásquez
Roman Catholic Titular See of Cova
Succeeded by