CRESTVIEW — A local church received a distinguished visitor this week.

The Most Rev. William Wack, the newly appointed sixth bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee, visited Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church for the first time on Oct. 15. 

“I presented him with an official welcome from the City of Crestview on behalf of Mayor [David] Cadle,” City Councilman JB Whitten said in an email to the News Bulletin.

“Prior to this presentation, Monsignor Michael Tugwell presented the bishop with a welcome gift on behalf of the parish.”