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Edward J. Weisenburger named bishop of Tucson

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Edward J. Weisenburger will be Tucson’s new bishop.

He replaces Gerald F. Kicanas, who submitted his resignation in accord with Church law after having reached his 75th birthday. Kicanas will serve as the administrator of the Tucson Diocese until Weisenburger's installation.

Weisenburger's appointment comes more than a year after Kicanas' offered his retirement. 

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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