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Bishop  James V. Johnston, Jr., D.D., J.C.L.

Seventh Bishop of the Diocese of Kansas City – St. Joseph, 2015-current

“… The Love of Christ urges us on.” —2 Cor. 5:14

Bishop James V. Johnston, Jr., was born on October 16, 1959, in Knoxville, Tennessee. He is the oldest of the four children of Vann and Patricia (Huber) Johnston. Bishop Johnston attended St. Joseph Elementary School and graduated from Knoxville Catholic High School in 1977. During his youth, he was active in the Boy Scouts, achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. In 2005, Bishop Johnston and two other priests were awarded the Citizens Award for Bravery by the U.S. Department of the Interior for helping to save a family in danger of plunging over a waterfall in Glacier National Park... Read more

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