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La Porte Native Promoted to Bishop

(Vatican City) - A LaPorte High School graduate has been given a promotion by Pope Francis. Father Patrick Neary will become a Catholic Bishop in Minnesota after being named to the position by Pope Francis in an announcement released today. 


Neary will take over a diocese about a one-hour drive northwest of Minneapolis. He graduated from Saint Joseph Grade School in La Porte, LaPorte High School and the University of Notre Dame. Neary has spent most of his priesthood on campus and in the African nations of Kenya and Uganda.


Presently, he is the pastor of Holy Redeemer Church in Portland, Oregon. Neary will be ordained as bishop in February.

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