New auxiliary bishop for San Jose, Calif.

WASHINGTON -- Pope Benedict XVI has appointed Fr. Thomas A. Daly, who is vocations director for the San Francisco Archdiocese and a high school president, to be an auxiliary bishop for the Diocese of San Jose, Calif.

The appointment was announced in Washington March 16 by Archbishop Pietro Sambi, apostolic nuncio to the United States.

Bishop-designate Daly, 50, has been archdiocesan vocations director since 2002 and president of Marin Catholic High School since 2003.

Ordained a priest for the San Francisco Archdiocese in 1987, the bishop-designate also has had assignments as a parochial vicar, part-time police chaplain, and teacher and campus minister at Marin.

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