“The University of Notre Dame and the Congregation of Holy Cross, its founding order, join with the family and friends of Rev. William A. Wack, C.S.C., in celebrating his elevation today as the new bishop of the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee,” Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame, said today.
“Pope Francis could not have made a better appointment. Father Bill lives the joy of the Gospel of which Pope Francis speaks. His ministry is animated by a love of the people he serves, and they love him in return.”
Father Wack, 49, is a native of South Bend, Indiana, and an alumnus of Notre Dame, who professed his final vows Aug. 28, 1993, and was ordained a priest at the University’s Basilica of the Sacred Heart on April 9, 1994. He is currently pastor of St. Ignatius Martyr Parish in Austin, Texas.