VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has named the next bishop of Pueblo, Colo.: Msgr. Stephen Berg of Fort Worth, Texas, a trained pianist who became a priest after a career as a business executive.
“You will have all I have to give,” Bishop-designate Berg, 62, told the people of his diocese at a Jan. 15 press conference in Pueblo. “I will also give my best to all of my people, especially the Hispanic ministry.”
The Pueblo Diocese covers 48,000 square miles of territory across southern Colorado. It has about 64,000 Catholics in 53 parishes, 44 missions and four Catholic schools.
Bishop-designate Berg, whose new diocese is predominantly rural and mountain, cited his own background in rural...READ MORE