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Pope names bishop for Salina, Kansas

VATICAN CITY (AP) – Pope Benedict XVI has named a new bishop for the Salina, Kansas, diocese.

The Vatican said Monday that the pontiff selected Monsignor Edward John Weisenburger for the post. the 51-year-old Weisenburger has been serving as vicar general and rector of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cathedral in the Oklahoma City diocese.

A native of Illinois, Weisenburger was ordained in 1987. He has studied theology in Belgium and canon, or church, law at St. Paul University in Ottawa.

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