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Nebraska priest named next Fargo Diocese bishop

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FARGO – Pope Francis today appointed Monsignor John Thomas Folda of Nebraska to be the next bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Fargo.


The Holy See made the announcement at noon in Rome, or 5 a.m. Fargo time, according to diocese spokeswoman Tanya Watterud.

The Fargo Diocese serves more than 72,000 Catholics and 132 parishes and missions in the eastern half of North Dakota.

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