Vatican relieves Bishop Holley of duties; Kurtz to oversee local Catholic diocese

By , Daily Memphian Updated: October 24, 2018 6:30 PM CT | Published: October 24, 2018 6:14 AM CT
Bishop Martin David Holley, chosen to lead the local Catholic Church about two years ago, has been relieved of his duties as leader of the Diocese of Memphis, the Vatican announced early Wednesday, and Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville will oversee the diocese until further notice.


Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz Bishop Martin Holley Catholic Diocese of Memphis
Clay Bailey

Clay Bailey

Clay Bailey, a lifelong Memphian, has worked as a reporter in the city four decades. He concentrated on suburban coverage for the bulk of his career, except for a stint as sports editor of The Daily Memphian when it launched in September 2018. He now is suburban editor and also serves as a freelance sports writer for The Associated Press.

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