Coadjutor Takes Leadership of Winona Diocese

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WINONA, Minnesota, MAY 7, 2009 (Zenit.org).- Coadjutor Bishop John Quinn took over the leadership of the Winona diocese today when Benedict XVI accepted the resignation of Bishop Bernard Harrington for reasons of age.

Bishop Quinn, 63, was named coadjutor of the diocese last October.

Born in Detroit, he was ordained a priest in that archdiocese in 1972, and an auxiliary bishop in 2003.

The Diocese of Winona has a population of 131,000 Catholics out of a total population of 570,000. It is served by 107 priests and 20 permanent deacons, as well as 414 religious.

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