Pope Francis has named Auxiliary Bishop Mark Seitz of Dallas as bishop of El Paso, Texas.
The appointment was announced Monday in Washington by Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, apostolic nuncio to the United States.
Seitz, 59, succeeds Bishop Armando Ochoa, who was named bishop of Fresno, Calif., in December 2011.
Seitz was born in Milwaukee in 1954. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in philosophy and master's degrees in theology and divinity from the University of Dallas.
He was ordained a priest for the Dallas diocese in 1980.