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Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades, left, thanks Bishop John M. D'Arcy for his introduction during a press conference Saturday announcing Rhoades as the successor of D'Arcy as the Bishop of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend.

Bishop D'Arcy to be replaced by Harrisburg bishop

Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades of the Diocese of Harrisburg (Pa.) will become the ninth bishop of the Fort Wayne-South Bend Diocese, retiring Bishop John M. D'Arcy announced at a news conference this morning.

The new bishop would oversee a diocese that stretches across 14 counties in northern Indiana, encompassing 80 parishes. About 13,000 students attend diocesan schools.

The naming of a new bishop has been widely anticipated since D'Arcy submitted a mandatory letter requesting retirement to Pope Benedict XVI on his 75th birthday in 2007. A native of Boston, D'Arcy was installed as bishop in May of 1985.

The new bishop will be installed Jan. 13, 2010.

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