Dewane was named to the Pontifical Council in 2002 and will now hold
the right of succession to Venice’s Bishop John J. Nevins, in the event
of his death or retirement.
Msgr. Dewane was
named a priest for the Diocese of Green Bay in 1988 following a career
in international business and subsequent theological studies at the
Gregorian Angelicum and North American Pontifical colleges in Rome.
He has been
involved as a Holy See observer to the United Nations and served with
the Vatican’s charitable organization, Cor Unum in addition to his role
on the Council of Justice and Peace.
Archbishop Pietro Sambi, Apostolic Nuncio to the U.S., announced the appointment in Washington D.C.
U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops announced that Pope Benedict XVI
has named Monsignor Frank J. Dewane, Undersecretary of the Holy See’s
Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, as Coadjutor Bishop of the
Diocese of Venice, Florida.