Gilbert Espinosa Chávez is confirmed dead at the age of 87.
Gilbert was best known as a American Roman Catholic prelate.
Gilbert Espinosa Chávez
|Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of San Diego|
Titular Bishop of Magarmel
|Church||Roman Catholic Church|
|Appointed||April 9, 1974|
|Installed||June 21, 1974|
|Term ended||June 1, 2007|
|Other posts||Titular Bishop of Magarmel|
|Ordination||March 19, 1960|
|Consecration||June 21, 1974|
by Leo Thomas Maher, John R. Quinn, and Patrick Flores
|Born||May 9, 1932|
|Died||March 15, 2020|
Ordination history ofGilbert Espinosa ChávezHistoryEpiscopal consecrationConsecrated byLeo Thomas MaherDateJune 21, 1974Episcopal successionBishops consecrated by Gilbert Espinosa Chávez as principal consecratorSalvatore Joseph CordileoneAugust 21, 2002
Gilbert Espinosa Chávez, (March 10, 1932–March 15, 2020) was an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church who served as auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of San Diego, California.
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Gilbert Chávez was born in Ontario, California. He studied at Immaculate Heart Seminary in San Diego and was ordained a priest of the San Diego diocese on March 19, 1960.
Chávez was appointed auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of San Diego as well as titular bishop of Magarmel on April 9, 1974 by Pope Paul VI. Chávez was consecrated on June 21, 1974. He was the second Mexican-American priest to be elevated to the rank of bishop in US Catholic Church.
Pope Benedict XVI accepted Chávez's resignation on June 1, 2007.
Chávez died on March 15, 2020 at Nazareth House in San Diego.
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