Msgr. Kevin W. Vann of the clergy of the diocese of Springfield in Illinois, U.S.A., episcopal vicar for the clergy and pastor of the parish of the Blessed Sacrament, as coadjutor bishop of Fort Worth (area 62,007, population 2,770,961, Catholics 400,501, priests 115, permanent deacons 74, religious 160), U.S.A. The bishop-elect was born in Springfield in 1951, and ordained a priest in 1981.
My home diocese of Fort Worth was assigned a new assistant bishop (with right of succession). I don’t know too much about Bishop-Elect Vann yet but his current parish’s website includes various
Bishop Delaney has suffered from cancer for a few years now, undergoing experimental treatment. He’s also rather advanced in age, approaching the 75-year old retirement age. Not to mention, he’s been the bishop of Fort Worth longer than I’ve been alive.
Once I find out anything more, I’ll post it up.