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Samuel Aquila, Current Bishop Of Fargo, Named Archbishop Of Denver By Pope Benedict

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Bishop Samuel J. Aquila speaks during a news conference in Denver on Tuesday, May 29, 2012, where he was introduced as the Archbishop of Denver. The pope named Monsignor Samuel Aquila on Tuesday as the archbishop of Denver, filling an important U.S. post left vacant after Archbishop Charles Chaput moved to Philadelphia. The 61-year-old Aquila, currently bishop of Fargo, N.D., studied at St. Thomas Seminary in Denver and worked in several Colorado parishes after his ordination in 1976. (AP Photo/
Bishop Samuel J. Aquila speaks during a news conference in Denver on Tuesday, May 29, 2012, where he was introduced as the Archbishop of Denver. The pope named Monsignor Samuel Aquila on Tuesday as the archbishop of Denver, filling an important U.S. post left vacant after Archbishop Charles Chaput moved to Philadelphia. The 61-year-old Aquila, currently bishop of Fargo, N.D., studied at St. Thomas Seminary in Denver and worked in several Colorado parishes after his ordination in 1976. (AP Photo/

VATICAN CITY -- The pope has named Monsignor Samuel Aquila as the new archbishop for Denver, Colorado, filling an important U.S. post left vacant after Archbishop Charles Chaput moved to Philadelphia.

The 61-year-old Aquila, currently bishop of Fargo, North Dakota, is returning home in many ways, having studied at Denver's St. Thomas Seminary and worked in several Colorado parishes following his ordination in 1976.

Also Tuesday, the Vatican announced that Pope Benedict XVI had named a new bishop for Buffalo, New York, tapping Monsignor Richard Malone to replace the retiring Bishop Edward Kmiec. Malone is currently bishop of Portland, Maine.

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