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Pope Francis has appointed Father John Doerfler, vicar general of the Diocese of Green Bay, Wis., to be bishop of the Diocese of Marquette, Mich. A Green Bay diocesan priest, he succeeds Archbishop Alexander Sample, who was named to head the Archdi ocese of Portland, Ore., last January. Bishop-designate Doerfler, 49, is pictured in a 2010 photo. 
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Pope Francis has appointed Father John Doerfler, vicar general of the Diocese of Green Bay, Wis., to be bishop of the Diocese of Marquette, Mich. A Green Bay diocesan priest, he succeeds Archbishop Alexander Sample, who was named to head the Archdi ocese of Portland, Ore., last January. Bishop-designate Doerfler, 49, is pictured in a 2010 photo. 
WASHINGTON — Pope Francis has appointed Father John Doerfler, vicar general of the Diocese of Green Bay, Wis., to be bishop of the Diocese of Marquette, Mich.

A Green Bay diocesan priest, he succeeds Archbishop Alexander  Sample, who was named to head the Archdiocese of Portland, Ore., last January.

The appointment was announced in Washington Dec. 17 by Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, apostolic nuncio to the United States.

Bishop-designate Doerfler, 49, has been vicar general since 2005. He also has part-time duties supervising the Green Bay diocesan Office of Canonical Services. He is a former chancellor of the diocese.