The Pope has appointed Bishop Earl A. Boyea as the bishop of Lansing, Michigan. He will take the position which was filled by 77 year-old Bishop Carl F. Mengeling, whose resignation was recently accepted by the Vatican.
Most Rev. Boyea was born in Pontiac, Michigan in 1951 and was ordained in Detroit, Michigan in 1978. He served on the faculty of Sacred Heart Seminary for 12 years before being named President of the Pontifical College Josephinum. He has served as an auxiliary bishop of Detroit since 2002.
He will be the fifth bishop of the diocese of Lansing and will serve 230,981 Catholics and 194 priests.