Camden's Bishop Galante resigns

WASHINGTON - Pope Benedict XVI has accepted the resignation of Bishop Joseph A. Galante of Camden, N.J., and has named Auxiliary Bishop Dennis J. Sullivan of New York to succeed him.

The changes were announced in Washington Jan. 8 by Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, papal nuncio to the U.S.

Bishop Galante, 74, has headed the Camden Diocese since 2004. He previously served as auxiliary bishop of San Antonio, bishop of Beaumont, Texas and coadjutor bishop of Dallas.

Bishop Sullivan, 67, was named auxiliary bishop of New York in 2004. He was ordained to the priesthood in the archdiocese in 1971.

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