Joseph Gregory Vath

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Bishop Joseph Gregory Vath (March 12, 1918 - July 14, 1987) served as a Roman Catholic bishop and the first Bishop of Birmingham in Alabama.

Biography[edit]

Vath was born March 12, 1918, in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was ordained to the priesthood on June 7, 1941.

Vath was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Mobile-Birmingham on March 4, 1966, and consecrated on May 26, 1966. He was appointed Bishop of Birmingham in Alabama, on September 29, 1969, when the Diocese of Mobile-Birmingham was split into the Diocese of Birmingham in Alabama and the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Mobile.

He died July 14, 1987.

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Episcopal succession[edit]

Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
None
Bishop of Birmingham in Alabama
1969–1987
Succeeded by
Raymond James Boland