Bishop Earl Fernandes


The Most Reverend Earl K. Fernandes was ordained and installed as the 13th Bishop of the Diocese of Columbus, Ohio, on May 31, 2022. He previously served as pastor of St. Ignatius of Loyola Church in Cincinnati. He was a member of the staff of the Apostolic Nunciature in Washington, D.C., and dean of the Athenaeum of Ohio/Mount Saint Mary’s Seminary of the West and an associate professor of moral theology. He holds a doctorate in moral theology. Bishop Fernandes is a member of over a dozen boards across the nation. He is an author, with articles in three collections of essays published by the Institute for Priestly Formation in Omaha. He has also given presentations around the country.