Pope Francis names new bishop of Jefferson City

1 year 1 month 3 weeks ago Tuesday, November 21 2017 Nov 21, 2017 Tuesday, November 21, 2017 10:35:00 AM CST November 21, 2017 in News
By: Matt Weller, KOMU Digital Producer
CNS photo/Nancy Wiechec

JEFFERSON CITY - Pope Francis named Father Shawn McKnight the new bishop of the Diocese of Jefferson City Tuesday.

McKnight was a priest in Wichita, Kansas, and succeeds Bishop John Gaydos, who had served in the role since 1997.

McKnight is the fourth bishop in the diocese's history.

McKnight was the executive director of the Secretariat for Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops from 2010-2015.

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