By STAFF     6/18/2024

BISHOP KEVIN VANN was awarded a Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) degree on May 11 from Mt. Angel Seminary in Oregon.

Family and friends, including the Most Rev. Bishop Timothy Freyer, Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Orange, and Fr. Angelos Sebastian, Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia of the Diocese of Orange, were on hand for the momentous occasion.

Special guest Cardinal Christophe Pierre, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, was the Commencement’s distinguished speaker.

This is Bishop Vann’s second doctorate – he earned his first doctorate in Canon Law from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome in 1985.

Photos by David Vann