Pope Francis has named Bishop Chad W. Zielinski, 57, the fifth bishop of the Diocese of New Ulm. This announcement was made by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States. His installation is set for Tuesday, September 27, 2022.
In a statement, Bishop Zielinski says:
“I am most grateful to our Holy Father for entrusting me to serve as the shepherd of the Diocese of New Ulm. As I leave the vast expanse of Northern Alaska, I am fully aware of the countless blessings I received from 46 parishes. The faithful of the entire Diocese of Fairbanks patiently helped form me to be the shepherd I am today. Our Native Alaskan brothers and sisters have opened my mind and heart to the cultural beauty and richness of their traditional way of life. I come to the Diocese of New Ulm with the same open heart and mind, eager to learn and encounter new blessings as I visit parishes and families in this beautiful prairie land of south and west-central Minnesota. Guided by the Holy Spirit, together we continue our journey of faith into a new era of peace filled with hope in Jesus Christ.”
We are honored to welcome Bishop Zielinski into the Diocese of New Ulm.
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