WASHINGTON — Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Archbishop Jerome George Hanus, OSB, 72, from the pastoral governance of the Archdiocese of Dubuque and named Bishop Michael Owen Jackels of Wichita, Kan., 58, to succeed him.
The resignation and appointment were publicized April 8 in Washington by Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, apostolic nuncio to the United States.
Archbishop-designate Jackels, a native of Rapid City, S.D., was born April 13, 1954. He has been bishop of Wichita since 2005. He was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Lincoln, Neb., in 1981. He holds a doctorate in spirituality from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (The Angelicum) in Rome and worked in the Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith from 1997-2005.
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