Vatican City, Jan 25, 2017 / 07:11 am
On Wednesday, the Vatican announced the appointment of two priests from Milwaukee – Fr. Jeffrey R. Haines and Fr. James T. Schuerman – to serve as auxiliary bishops for the archdiocese.
The priests have been appointed titular bishops of Tagamuta and of Girba, according to a Jan. 25 Vatican communique.
With their appointment, the bishops-elect will serve under Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki, who oversees the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, and will replace Bishop Emeritus Richard J. Sklba, who retired in 2010 after reaching the mandatory retirement age of 75.
In a press release on the appointments, Archbishop Listecki said it is a "proud moment for the Church in southeastern Wisconsin. By choosing two of our own priests as our new auxiliary bishops, the Holy Father has paid a high compliment to all the priests from this archdiocese."