Flores, Patricio

Flores, Patricio (Fernandez)

(1929–  ) Catholic prelate; born in Ganado, Texas. The first Mexican-American bishop, he was ordained in 1956 and did parish work in the Houston diocese before being appointed auxiliary bishop of San Antonio (1970). In 1977 he became bishop of San Antonio, which in 1979 was made an archdiocese.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.