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Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Sample Bishop

The Holy Father has accepted the resignation of the Most Reverend James Garland as Bishop of Marquette, Michigan (USA), for reasons other than age and has named as the new bishop Father Alexander K. Sample, 45, who has been the Diocese's Chancellor.

Bishop-elect Sample is a native of Montana and obtained a Masters degree in metallurgy from Michigan Technological University before entering the seminar, studying at Saint John Vianney Seminary in Saint Paul, Minnesota,and the Pontifical College Josephinum. He was ordained for the Diocese of Marquette in 1990 and served in parishes before completing his License degree in Canon Law from the Angelicum in Rome in 1996, after which he began serving as Chancellor.