Springfield priest to become next bishop in Wichita

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WICHITA, Kan. — A new bishop has been selected to lead the Catholic Diocese of Wichita.

Pope Francis has named Msgr. Carl A. Kemme, vicar general and moderator of the curia for the Catholic Diocese of Springfield, Illinois to be the 11th bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Wichita.

The appointment was announced today in Washington, D.C., by Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, apostolic nuncio to the United States.

Bishop-elect Kemme, age 53, will succeed now-Archbishop Michael O. Jackels, who in April 2013 was named head of the Archdiocese of Dubuque, Iowa.


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