The Holy Father has accepted the resignation of archbishop Jerome Hanus, OSB of the archdiocese of Dubuque, Iowa and has appointed its new archbishop Bishop Michael Jackels who has been the bishop of Wichita, Kansas.
Arcbishop-elect Jackels was born in Rapid City, South Dakota on April 13, 1954. He studied theology at Mount Saint Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland and later at the Pontificial University of St. Thomas in Rome, obtaining his doctorate in Spiritual Theology.
He was ordained a priest for the diocese of Lincoln, Nebraska. He was ordained a bishop for the diocese of Wichita in 2005.
Congratulations, Archdiocese of Dubuque!