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Catholic priest

Edward William Clark is an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church.


Clark, Edward William was born on November 30, 1946 in Milwaukee.


Master of Arts, St. John's, Camarillo, California, 1972. Master of Science, Mount St. Mary's College, 1983. Licentiate of Sacred Theology, Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, 1986.

STD, Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, 1988.


He currently serves as an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Clark was ordained to the priesthood by Archbishop Timothy Manning on May 9, 1972, and then served in pastoral assignments in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. From 1985 to 1988, he studied at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, where he earned a doctorate in theology.

He served as Coordinator of Religious Instruction for Secondary Schools from 1988 to 1990, and was named President of St. John's Seminary College in 1994. On January 16, 2001, Clark was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles and Titular Bishop of Gardar by Pope John Paul II. He received his episcopal consecration on the following March 25 from Cardinal Roger Mahony, with Archbishops William Levada and Justin Rigali serving as co-consecrators. As an auxiliary bishop, he serves as the Regional Bishop for Our Lady of the Angels Pastoral Region.

Within the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Clark has served as the Catholic Co-Chairman of the Anglican–Roman Catholic Theological Consultation.