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Kansas bishop to become  archbishop in eastern Iowa

Apr 08, 2013

DUBUQUE (AP) — A Kansas bishop has been chosen to lead the eastern Iowa archdiocese.

The Dubuque Archdiocese says Bishop Michael Jackels, of Wichita, Kan., has been appointed by Pope Francis to be the new archbishop of Dubuque. Jackels replaces Archbishop Jerome Hanus.

The Wichita diocesan website says Jackels was named the Wichita bishop in January 2005 by Pope John Paul II. Before being named to the post, Jackels worked for the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in Rome for eight years.

Hanus introduced Jackels at a news conference this morning at the Archdiocesan Pastoral Center in Dubuque. Hanus also will use the opportunity to announce his plans for the future.

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