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Pope appoints Wisconsin bishop to head statewide Idaho diocese

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Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Michael Driscoll of Boise, Idaho, and appointed Bishop Peter Christensen of Superior, Wis., to succeed him.

Driscoll, who has headed the statewide diocese since 1999, is 75, the age at which bishops are required by canon law to turn in their resignation to the pope.

Christensen, 61, has headed the Superior diocese since 2007.

The changes were announced Tuesday in Washington by Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, apostolic nuncio to the United States.

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