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DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — A Wichita bishop has been chosen to lead the eastern Iowa archdiocese.
The Dubuque Archdiocese says Bishop Michael Jackels has been appointed by Pope Francis to be the new archbishop of Dubuque. Jackels replaces Archbishop Jerome Hanus.
The Wichita diocesan website says Jackels was named the Wichita bishop in January 2005 by Pope John Paul II. Before being named to the post, Jackels worked for the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in Rome for eight years.
Hanus will introduce Jackels at a news conference later Monday morning at the Archdiocesan Pastoral Center in Dubuque. Hanus also will announce his plans for the future.
Jackels says he is “ready to follow God’s will” with the job.