IRVINE, Calif. (AP) -- The newest Catholic bishop in Orange County says he believes in inclusion and welcomes believers of all cultures to worship.
The church said in a statement that the Most Reverend Kevin W. Vann was installed Monday by U.S. papal representative Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano in a ceremony at the University of California, that included 50 bishops, 200 priests, a cardinal and a representative of the pope.
Vann's predecessor, Bishop Tod Brown, has retired.
The 61-year-old Vann is the fourth bishop of the diocese.
There are 1.3 million Catholics in the Diocese of Orange, making it the 10th largest in the United States.