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Bishop Hying returns to Wisconsin to lead Madison diocese

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Posted at 8:32 AM, Apr 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-25 09:32:21-04

MADISON (AP) — The Diocese of Madison has a new leader.

The diocese said Thursday that Bishop Donald Hying has been named by Pope Francis to succeed Bishop Robert Morlino, who died in November. The 58-year-old Hying comes from the diocese in Gary, Indiana, where he has served as bishop since January 2015.

Hying was ordained a priest in Milwaukee in 1989. Hying was appointed by Pope Benedict to be the auxiliary bishop of the Milwaukee Archdiocese and was consecrated as bishop in 2011.