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Pope Accepts Resignation Of Bishop Isern Of Pueblo, Colorado

June 13, 2013

WASHINGTON—Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Fernando Isern from the pastoral governance of the Diocese of Pueblo, Colorado.

The appointment was publicized in Washington, June 13, by Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, apostolic nuncio to the United States.

Bishop Isern was born September 22, 1958, in Havana, Cuba. He was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Miami in 1993. He holds a bachelor's degree from Florida International University, Miami. He attended St. John Vianney College Seminary in Miami and St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary in Boynton Beach, Florida.

Pope Benedict XVI appointed him bishop of Pueblo on October 15, 2009. He was ordained a bishop on December 10 of that year.

The Diocese of Pueblo includes 48,155 square miles. The population of the diocese is 667,586 people, with 63,714, or 10 percent of them, Catholic.


Keywords: U.S. bishops, Catholic Church, Pope Francis, appointment, resignation, Bishop Fernando Isern, Diocese of Pueblo, Colorado, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò

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Don Clemmer
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