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Kentucky Native Appointed by Pope2
By Lisa Autry/Paco Long-Mendez
Owensboro, KY –
The Catholic Church of Western Kentucky has a new bishop. Pope Benedict
the 16th has chosen William Frances medley to lead the Diocese
"Throughout my life I have known and admired so many Priests more worthy and capable than I. But with profound trust I know that God and time will reveal to me and I hope to you why I have been chosen."
Medley, a native of Marion County, is currently serving in the
Louisville Diocese. Bishop-elect medley succeeds Bishop John McRaith
who resigned early this year. Medley's ordination will be in February.