TUCSON : Se despide Obispo Kicanas, Hoy lo releva Edward J. Weisenburger

Tucson, Az. - Bishop Gerald Kicanas will preside over his last Vespers service tonight at 7 p.m. at the Cathedral of Saint Augustine. 

 The service will be the start of the installation celebrations of Bishop Edward Weisenburger as the seventh bishop of Tucson. Solemn Vespers is open to the public.


 Diócesis de Tucson recibe hoy a su sexto titular: Edward J. Weisenburger

Luego de 15 años de la Era Kicanas llega desde Salina, Kansas ; Edward J. Weisenburger , quien alcanzo celebridad en abril 19 de 1995 , cuando condujo a su grey en acciones heroicas tras el atentado al Edificio Federalde Oklahoma City ,donde murieron 168 personas y otras mas resultaron heridas . 

Hoy miércoles en solemne misa en la Catedral de San Agustin ,que se iniciara a las 1:45 horas, Edward J. Weisenburger , se convertira en el sexto Obispo de la Diocesis de Tucson, cuya jurisdicción tambien comprende las fronteras de San Luis, Nogales, Naco y Douglas Arizona.

Catholic Diocese to install new head bishop
                                                     Edward J. Weisenburger

Tucson.– Edward J. Weisenburger will succeed Bishop Gerald Kicanas as the new head of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tucson in a Mass of Installation Wednesday. Tuesday night, hundreds were in attendance as Bishop Kicanas presided over his final service. Kicanas has led the Tucson Diocese for 15 years. He was the sixth Bishop of Tucson. He submitted his resignation in accordance with church law when he turned 75-years-old. Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Bishop Kicanas. 

 Bishop Weisenburger will take his position during Mass, Wednesday at 1:45 p.m. at St. Augustine Cathedral. He has headed the Diocese of Salina, Kansas since 2012. Weisenburger, 56, was born in Alton, Ill., but grew up in Lawton, Okla. He became a priest in 1987. 

 He served as a priest of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City for almost 25 years.He’s been bishop of Salina, Kan., since 2012. He also served as an on-site chaplain for rescue workers at the site of the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City after the April 19, 1995, bombing that killed 168 people. 

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