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Salina Catholic Diocese installs new bishop

August 23, 2018

SALINA, Kan. (AP) — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Salina officially has a new bishop.

The Most Rev. Jerry Vincke was installed Wednesday as the 12th bishop of the Salina Diocese. Pope Francis appointed Vincke to the position in June, when Vincke was pastor of Holy Family Parish in Grand Blanc, Michigan.

Vincke succeeds Bishop Edward Weisenburger, who became bishop in Tucson, Arizona last September.

He will oversee 31 counties in north-central Kansas that include 86 parishes, 11 Catholic elementary schools and five Catholic high schools. The diocese’s Catholic population is more than 44,300.

In response to recent revelations of sexual abuse by Catholic priests in Pennsylvania, Vincke told The Salina Journal that it’s important to acknowledge what happened, support the victims and work hard to ensure it doesn’t happen again.

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Information from: The Salina (Kan.) Journal, http://www.salina.com

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