Diocese of Shreveport website posts news on Father Peter’s appointment as Diocesan Administrator:
The College of Consultors for the Diocese of Shreveport, a group of eleven (11) priests has elected the Very Reverend Peter B. Mangum, JCL, JV, as Diocesan Administrator of the diocese following the August 24th installation of Bishop Michael G. Duca as the sixth Bishop of Baton Rouge.
Fr. Mangum’s task is now to govern the Diocese of Shreveport until Pope Francis names a new bishop for our region. The Diocesan Administrator is not to alter or change anything in the diocese, but instead he strives to maintain stability and tranquility until the new bishop arrives. Fr. Mangum received his seminary education from Holy Trinity Seminary in Dallas before attending North American College in Rome where he obtained degrees in Sacred Theology and in Canon Law. Ordained in 1990, Fr. Mangum has served as Judicial Vicar and has been pastor of the parishes of St. Paul – Minden, St. Joseph – Shreveport, and the Cathedral of St. John Berchmans where he currently serves as Rector.
This is the second time the Diocese of Shreveport has been without a presiding bishop since its creation in 1986. Bishop Michael G. Duca followed the late Bishop William B. Friend as the second bishop of the Diocese of Shreveport in 2008. The new bishop to be named by Pope Francis will be the third bishop for our young and growing diocese.
Fr. Mangum’s first act of administration is to announce a Prayer Vigil of Reparation and Petition, an evening of prayer before Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament to ask for His mercy upon His Church in this moment of profound crisis. The prayer service will take place on Friday, September 14, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. John Berchmans.
Shreveport Times article August 28, 2018:
The Rev. Peter B. Mangum has been selected to serve as diocesan administrator for the Diocese of Shreveport following the departure of Bishop Michael Duca.
It was announced in June that Duca, who served as bishop for the Shreveport diocese for 10 years, was appointed by Pope Francis to move to the Diocese of Baton Rouge. Duca was installed as bishop in Baton Rouge on Friday, Aug. 24.
Mangum will oversee the Diocese of Shreveport until Pope Francis names a new bishop.
The length of the full process can vary. According to the diocese, this is the second time it has been without a presiding bishop since its creation in 1986.
Duca was named bishop in Shreveport approximately a year and a half after the retirement of Bishop William B. Friend.
“Decisions are coming now between six months and a year, so we hope a much quicker decision is made for the diocese,” Duca said in June.
The role of the diocesan administrator is to maintain stability and tranquility until the new bishop arrives, according to the diocese.
Mangum, who was ordained in 1990, attended seminary at Holy Trinity Seminary in Dallas and obtained his Canon Law Degree from North American College in Rome. Mangum has served as pastor of St. Paul in Minden, St. Joseph in Shreveport and the Cathedral of St. John Berchmans, where he serves as rector.
Mangum was elected as diocesan administrator by the College of Consultors, a group of 11 priests.