Bishop Martin D. Holley
I give thanks to God for the exciting news that Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Martin D. Holley as the fifth Bishop of Memphis. Bishop Holley is a friend whom I know to have a pastoral heart and a wealth of experience, having served as auxiliary bishop in the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. and in a variety of ministries in his home diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee. It is a joy to welcome him to the Province of Louisville!
Bishop Holley succeeds Bishop Terry Steib, SVD, who served the people of Memphis so well for 23 years and whose friendship I treasure.
I pledge my support and prayers for Bishop Holley and for the priests, religious, and lay faithful of the Diocese of Memphis.
May Bishop Holley’s episcopal leadership and service abound in the grace of Jesus Christ! May our Blessed Mother Mary and all the saints intercede for him.
Most Reverend Joseph E. Kurtz, D.D.
Archbishop of Louisville
August 23, 2016