Pope Francis has named a new bishop for the Diocese of Salina. Michigan-native Msgr. Gerald Vincke will be the new bishop. He succeeds Bishop Edward J. Weisenburger, who was named bishop of Tucson, Ariz. on Oct. 3, 2017.
His current assignment with the Diocese of Lansing is Pastor of Holy Family Parish in Grand Blanc, Michigan. Msgr. Vincke currently serves on the Presbyteral Council, the Priest Assignment Committee and the College of Consultors of the Diocese of Lansing.
Bishop-elect Vincke is scheduled to be ordained and installed as the 12th Bishop of Salina at Sacred Heart Cathedral. The date and time of the Ordination and Installation will be announced at a later date.
The Diocese of Salina is comprised of 26,685 square miles in Kansas. It has a total population of 337,072 of which 44,369 or 13 percent are Catholic.