Bishop Vann’s Statement on the Death of Auxiliary Bishop David O’Connell

February 22, 2023 at 3:08 am

    “Together with Catholics throughout our state, we mourn the sudden and tragic passing of Bishop David O’Connell. A man of faith who passionately served the underserved — especially the poor, immigrants, mothers, children, families and inner-city Catholic school students — Bishop O’Connell will be greatly missed. He was a friend to the Diocese of Orange and me. We continue to pray for Bishop O’Connell’s family, his loved ones and the repose of his soul. May he rest in eternal peace.” – Bishop Kevin W. Vann, Bishop of Orange

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    About the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange

    With 1.3 million Catholics, 57 parishes, five Catholic centers and 35 schools, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange is one of the largest and most diverse faith communities in the United States. The Diocese empowers Catholics across Orange County to have an active life of faith that is integrated and woven into the fabric of their daily lives through the community and sacramental life of the Church. Under the leadership of Bishop Kevin Vann, the Diocese works to establish and support dynamic, vibrant parishes and schools welcoming all to live the Gospel with faith, joy, charity and unity. Christ Cathedral, the spiritual home of the Bishop of Orange, was dedicated in July 2019. Learn more about the Diocese of Orange at