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New Bishop Named in Spokane

"It's Mission not Money"

Spokane, Washington;  Bishop Blasé Cupich of Rapid City, South Dakota has been named the new Bishop of the Diocese of Spokane.  The 61 year old Bishop will replace Bishop William Skylstad who has been the Bishop of Spokane since 1990.

Bishop Cupich hails from Omaha where he was ordained a Priest in 1975.  He is one of 9 children.  The Bishop said he believes deeply in mission.  If the Mission is good, the money will follow.  Bishop Cupich will officially arrive for his duty in Spokane in mid-September.  The Spokane Diocese has 780,696 people in it and 99,363 are Catholic.

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