Diocese bishop chosen


April 9, 2021

After going without a bishop since late 2019, Pope Francis named a Wisconsin priest to lead the Duluth Diocese.

Rev. Daniel Felton, of the Diocese of Green Bay, Wis., will become the 10th bishop of the Diocese of Duluth, which serves the 10 counties of northeastern Minnesota with more than 44,000 Catholics and 71 parishes. His episcopal ordination and installation as bishop of Duluth have been set for May 20.

Felton, 66, has served as vicar general and moderator of the curia for the Diocese of Green Bay since 2014. He holds a bachelor's degree from St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wis., in...

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