Sections

Weather Forecast

Close

Coston stepping down as DSU president on Aug. 15

Advertisement

Pope names new Denver archbishop, Buffalo bishop

Email Sign up for Breaking News Alerts
News Dickinson,North Dakota 58602 http://www.thedickinsonpress.com/sites/all/themes/thedickinsonpress_theme/images/social_default_image.png
The Dickinson Press
(701) 225-4205 customer support
Pope names new Denver archbishop, Buffalo bishop
Dickinson North Dakota 1815 1st Street West 58602

VATICAN CITY (AP) -- The pope has named Monsignor Samuel Aquila as the new archbishop for Denver, Colorado, filling an important U.S. post left vacant after Archbishop Charles Chaput moved to Philadelphia.

Advertisement
Advertisement

The 61-year-old Aquila, currently bishop of Fargo, North Dakota, is returning home in many ways, having studied at Denver's St. Thomas Seminary and worked in several Colorado parishes following his ordination in 1976.

Also Tuesday, the Vatican announced that Pope Benedict XVI had named a new bishop for Buffalo, New York, tapping Monsignor Richard Malone to replace the retiring Bishop Edward Kmiec. Malone is currently bishop of Portland, Maine.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement