Archbishop Michael Jackels

Archbishop Michael Jackels

WASHINGTON — Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Archbishop Jerome G. Hanus of the Archdiocese of Dubuque, Iowa, and named Bishop Michael O. Jackels of Wichita, Kan., as his successor.

The pope also appointed Msgr. John Folda, a seminary rector in Nebraska, to be the bishop of Fargo, N.D. He succeeds Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila, who was named to head the Denver Archdiocese in May 2012.

The changes were announced April 8 in Washington by Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, apostolic nuncio to the United States.