Monday, June 28, 2010

Vatican claims bishops are not employees; pope appoints bishop

Pope names McFadden 10th Harrisburg bishop

The Associated Press

HARRISBURG, Pa. - An auxiliary bishop from Philadelphia is the new head of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg.

Pope Benedict XVI has named Joseph McFadden the tenth bishop of Harrisburg. McFadden is scheduled to be introduced at a news conference Tuesday morning.

McFadden follows Bishop Kevin Rhoades, who was named bishop of South Bend-Fort Wayne, Indiana last year.

McFadden was ordained in 1981 in Philadelphia and has served as auxiliary bishop in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia since 2004.

A Mass of Installation is scheduled for August 18.

The Harrisburg diocese is home to about 230,000 Catholics in 89 parishes.

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