May God bless the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee and their new shepherd, Bishop William Wack, ordained and installed as bishop on August 22, 2017.
On May 29, 2017, it was announced that Pope Francis appointed Bishop-elect William A. Wack, CSC, the sixth Bishop of the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee. Bishop-elect Wack comes to the diocese from the Diocese of Austin (TX), where he was pastor of St. Ignatius Martyr Parish.
The Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee has been without a bishop since January 4, 2017, when Bishop Gregory Parkes was installed as Bishop of St. Petersburg. In the interim, the diocese has been under the guidance of Msgr. James Flaherty, diocesan administrator.
Bishop-elect Wack is a member of the Congregation of the Holy Cross, a religious order of priests. He was ordained to the priesthood April 9, 1994. He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, with an undergraduate degree in government and international relations and a graduate degree in divinity.