Pope appoints new bishop of Alexandria, Louisiana

.- Monsignor Ronald P. Herzog, a priest of the diocese of Biloxi and pastor of Immaculate Conception parish, Laurel, Mississippi, has been appointed Bishop of Alexandria, Louisiana, by Pope John Paul II this morning.

Born in Akron, Ohio, April 22, 1942, Msgr. Herzog studied at St. Joseph Seminary, Louisiana, and at the Pontifical College, Josephinum, in Worthington, Ohio. Ordained a priest of the Diocese of Natchez-Jackson, Mississippi in 1968.

Msgr. Herzog held various pastoral offices, was director of the the diocesan Office of Liturgy and appointed pastor of Immaculate Conception parish in 1988. He also served as Military Chaplain of the National Guard.

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