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J. Douglas Deshotel


Dec 16, 2021
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John Douglas Deshotel, (January 6, 1952) is an Americanprelate of the Roman Catholic Church and bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Lafayette in Louisiana.

John Douglas Deshotel
Bishop of Lafayette
Church Roman Catholic Church
Archdiocese New Orleans
Diocese Lafayette
Appointed February 17, 2016
Installed April 15, 2016
Predecessor Charles Michael Jarrell
Ordination May 13, 1978
by Maurice Schexnayder
Consecration April 27, 2010
by Kevin Joseph Farrell, Charles Victor Grahmann, and Michael Duca
Personal details
Born (1952-01-06) January 6, 1952 (age 69)
Basile, Louisiana
Previous post(s) Auxiliary Bishop of Dallas
Styles of
John Douglas Deshotel
Reference style
Spoken style Your Excellency
Religious style Bishop

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J. Douglas Deshotel was born in Basile, Louisiana. He studied at Holy Trinity Seminary[1] and was ordained a priest on May 13, 1978, for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Dallas.[2]

Deshotel was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Dallas as well as titular bishop of Cova on March 11, 2010, by Benedict XVI. Deshotel was consecrated an auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of Dallas on April 27, 2010.[3]

On Wednesday, February 17, 2016, Bishop Deshotel was appointed bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Lafayette in Louisiana, succeeding Bishop Charles Michael Jarrell, whose resignation was accepted the same day. He was installed as the seventh bishop of the Diocese of Lafayette on April 15, 2016, in the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist at Lafayette, LA by the Most Reverend Gregory Aymond, Archbishop of New Orleans.[4][5]

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