Joseph Martin Sartoris

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Joseph Martin Sartoris
Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Los Angeles
Titular Bishop of Olivia
ArchdioceseLos Angeles
AppointedFebruary 8, 1994
InstalledMarch 19, 1994
Term endedDecember 31, 2002
Other postsTitular Bishop of Olivia
OrdinationMay 30, 1953
by James Francis McIntyre
ConsecrationMarch 19, 1994
by Roger Mahony, John Ward, and Armando Xavier Ochoa
Personal details
Born (1927-07-01) July 1, 1927 (age 92)
Los Angeles, California
Styles of
Joseph Martin Sartoris
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Reference style
Spoken styleYour Excellency
Religious styleBishop

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


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.[2] 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 Sartoris' resignation, who had reached the mandatory retirement age of 75.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Reverend Joseph M. Sartoris, Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles Resigns". Retrieved 2017-10-17.
  2. ^ "Bishop Joseph Sartoris | Cardinal's Awards Dinner". Retrieved 2017-10-17.
  3. ^ Cheney, David M. "Bishop Joseph Martin Sartoris [Catholic-Hierarchy]". Retrieved 2017-10-17.

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Episcopal succession[edit]

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