Bishop Elect Edward Lohse 61, currently the Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia for the Diocese of Erie, Pennsylvania, was name by Pope Francis as the new Bishop for the Diocese of Kalamazoo.
At a Tuesday news conference Bishop Elect Lohse said, "I promise of give my all. Moments and grace and challence...I do not think I have all the answers, but let's seek the answers together."
Ordination of the new Bishop has been scheduled for 2-pm on July 25 at St. Augustine Cathedral in Kalamazoo.
The Diocese of Kalamazoo is made up of nine counties of Allegan, Barry, Van Buren, Kalamazoo, Calhoun, Berrien, Cass, St. Joseph and Branch.
As required by church law Bishop Bradley, submitted his resignation to the Holy Father Pope Francis when he turned 75 on October 18, 2020.