Joseph Martin Sartoris

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His Excellency, The Most Reverend
Joseph Martin Sartoris
Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Los Angeles
Titular Bishop of Olivia
Archdiocese Los Angeles
Appointed February 8, 1994
Installed March 19, 1984
Term ended December 31, 2002
Other posts Titular Bishop of Olivia
Ordination May 30, 1953
by James Francis McIntyre
Consecration March 19, 1984
by Roger Mahony, John Ward, and Armando Xavier Ochoa
Personal details
Born (1927-07-01) July 1, 1927 (age 89)
Los Angeles, California
Styles of
Joseph Martin Sartoris
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Reference style
Spoken style Your Excellency
Religious style Bishop

Joseph Martin Sartoris (born July 1, 1927), is a retired Auxiliary Bishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles.


Joseph M. Sartoris is a native of Los Angeles, California. He studied at St. John's Seminary in Camarillo, California, and was ordained a priest of the Los Angeles Archdiocese on May 30, 1953. On February 8, 1994, he was appointed by Pope John Paul II as the Titular Bishop of Oliva and Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles. He was consecrated a bishop by Cardinal Roger Mahony on May 19, 1994 and led the Archdiocese's San Pedro Pastoral Region from 1994 to 2002.


On December 31, 2002, Pope John Paul II accepted the resignation of Bishop Sartoris, who had reached the mandatory retirement age of 75.


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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles
Succeeded by