New Archbishop of Dubuque Says He's Ready for Job

Posted at: 04/08/2013 11:27 AM


DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) - The newly appointed archbishop of Dubuque says he is "ready to follow God's will" with the job.
The Dubuque Telegraph Herald reports the Bishop Michael Jackels, of Wichita, Kan., spoke at a news conference Monday about his new role as archbishop of Dubuque. He will be installed on May 30.
The Dubuque Archdiocese announced Jackels' appointment by Pope Francis on Monday. Jackels replaces Archbishop Jerome Hanus, who resigned due to declining health. Hanus says he will serve as apostolic administrator until the installation, and then resume life as a monk in Missouri.
The Wichita diocesan website says Jackels was named the Wichita bishop in January 2005 by Pope John Paul II. He worked for the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in Rome for eight years.
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