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New York auxiliary bishop named to head Diocese of Camden, NJ

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Pope Benedict XVI has accepted the resignation of Bishop Joseph Galante of Camden, N.J., and has named Auxiliary Bishop Dennis Sullivan of New York to succeed him.

Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, papal nuncio to the U.S., announced the changes Tuesday in Washington.

Galante, 74, has headed the Camden Diocese since 2004. He previously served as auxiliary bishop of San Antonio, bishop of Beaumont, Texas, and coadjutor bishop of Dallas.

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Sullivan, 67, was named auxiliary bishop of New York in 2004. He was ordained to the priesthood in the archdiocese in 1971.

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