LINCOLN, Neb. — As the Diocese of Lincoln, Neb., celebrates its 125th anniversary, Bishop James Conley has been named the region's ninth bishop by Pope Benedict XVI.
“He will serve the people of Lincoln with great enthusiasm, strong leadership and with a deep love for Jesus Christ and the Church,” Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver said in a Sept. 13 statement.
Bishop Conley, who has served as the auxiliary bishop of Denver since 2008, is a Kansas native and was raised Presbyterian.
He will succeed Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz, who has served the diocese for more than 20 years and submitted his resignation according to Church procedure upon reaching his 75th birthday in 2010.
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