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Dallas bishop gets new Vatican post

Aug 18, 2016 - The Dallas Morning News
Board and Executive Moves

Dallas Bishop Kevin Farrell has been called by Pope Francis to oversee a new Vatican department focused on the lives of ordinary Catholics around the world.

The appointment, effective Sept. 1, will make Farrell the highest-ranking American clergyman serving in the Vatican, the Diocese of Dallas said Wednesday.

Farrell has been bishop of Dallas since 2007. His successor, to be chosen by the pontiff, will become the spiritual leader to more than 1 million Catholics in Dallas and the su...