Loras Joseph Watters
|Loras Joseph Watters|
|Bishop of Diocese of Winona|
|Church||Roman Catholic Church|
|See||Diocese of Winona|
|In office||1969 - 1986|
|Predecessor||Edward Aloysius Fitzgerald|
|Successor||John George Vlazny|
|Ordination||June 7, 1941|
|Born||October 14, 1915
|Died||March 30, 2009 (aged 93)
|Previous post||Auxiliary Bishop of Archdiocese of Dubuque|
Archdiocese of Dubuque
Loras Joseph Watters was born in Dubuque, Iowa and ordained a priest in the Archdiocese of Dubuque on June 7, 1941. He was appointed an auxiliary bishop of the Dubuque Archdiocese and Titular bishop of Fidoloma by Pope Paul VI on June 21, 1965, aged 49. He was consecrated on August 26, 1965.
Diocese of Winona
On January 8, 1969, Pope Paul VI appointed Bishop Watters the fifth Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Winona. On March 13, 1969, Watters was installed as the bishop of the Winona Diocese, where he remained until his retirement on his 71st birthday in 1986.