The vicar general of the Roman Catholic diocese in Monterey, Calif., has been named the new bishop of Idaho.

Monsignor Tod David Brown, 52, was named bishop of the city of Boise on Tuesday by Pope John Paul II. Brown is the successor to Bishop Sylvester Treinen, 70, who announced his pending retirement in August.Born in San Francisco, Brown has been in the priesthood for 26 years and served both as a pastor in the Monterey diocese, as well as in administrative duties for Catholic schools.

Brown studied at St. John's Seminary in Camarillo, Calif., as well as the North American College in Rome.

Brown said his ordination and installation is scheduled for April 3.