New Salina Diocese Bishop To Be Installed

By: AP posted by Carissa Fox
By: AP posted by Carissa Fox

SALINA, Kan. (AP) _ The Diocese of Salina will get a new bishop on Tuesday.

Msgr. Edward Weisenburger will be installed as the 11th bishop of the diocese during a ceremony Tuesday at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Salina.

The Hays Daily News reports ( ) nearly 200 priests, archbishops and bishops are expected to attend the ceremony. The Salina diocese has more than 80 parishes.

Weisenburger will replace Bishop Paul Coakley, who left the diocese in February 2011 to become Archbishop of the Diocese of Oklahoma City. Weisenburger has served during that time as vicar general of the Oklahoma City diocese.

A native of Illinois, Weisenburger was ordained in 1987.

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