HOUMA, La. — Pope Francis appointed Bishop Shelton Fabre as head of the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux, La., Monday, and he accepted the resignation of Bishop Sam Jacobs, who had turned 75 in March.
Bishop Fabre will be installed as bishop of Houma-Thibodaux on Oct. 30.
He was born in 1963 in New Road, La., and after high school, he entered seminary for the Diocese of Baton Rouge. He studied at Saint Joseph Seminary College in Louisiana, and then he received a master’s degree in religious studies from the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium.
Bishop Fabre was ordained a priest in 1989. He served at several parishes, headed the diocesan black Catholic office and served in the...READ MORE