Joseph Vath

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Bishop Joseph Gregory Vath (born March 12, 1918, in New Orleans, Louisiana; died July 14, 1987) was a Roman Catholic bishop and the first Bishop of Birmingham. He was ordained to the priesthood on June 7, 1941. He was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Mobile-Birmingham on March 4, 1966, and ordained on May 26. He was appointed Bishop of Birmingham on September 29, 1969, when the Diocese of Mobile-Birmingham was split into the Diocese of Birmingham and the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Mobile.

Vath died in 1987 and is buried in the courtyard adjoining St Paul's Cathedral.

Preceded by:
None
Bishop of Birmingham
19691987
Succeeded by:
Raymond Boland

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