Monsignor David P. Talley has been named auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Atlanta by Pope Benedict XVI.
Bishop-elect Talley, 62, will join Bishop Luis R. Zarama in assisting Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory in the pastoral care of the archdiocese. A native of Columbus, Ga., Talley will be ordained on April 2 at the Cathedral of Christ the King.
He will continue to serve as pastor of Saint Brigid until his ordination. Talley was raised a Southern Baptist and converted to Catholicism. He studied at Auburn University and the University of Georgia. He worked as a caseworker for abused and neglected children in Fulton County before deciding to become a priest.
There are a million Catholics in the archdiocese, which serves 69 counties.
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