Dubuque Archdiocese names new bishop

Bishop Michael Jackels to assume post from Archbishop Jerome Hanus

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The Dubuque Catholic Archdiocese will welcome a new archbishop today.

Pope Francis appointed Bishop Michael Jackels to become the new archbishop in Dubuque. He will be introduced at a news conference at 10 am in Dubuque.

Bishop Jackels is currently the Bishop of Wichita, Kansas, where he's served since 2005. According to his biography, Bishop Jackels also worked for eight years in Rome under then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, who recently completed his term as Pope Benedict XVI.

Jackels will replace Bishop Jerome Hanus, who has served as Dubuque's archbishop since 1994. Hanus had not announced he would be leaving his post, but will reveal those plans at today's news conference.

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