Pope Francis names next Sioux Falls Bishop

 Father Donald DeGrood
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Published: Dec. 12, 2019 at 6:08 AM CST
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Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Paul Swain, and has also named the man who will replace him.

Father Donald DeGrood will be the next Bishop of the Sioux Falls Catholic Diocese, Catholic News Service reports.

DeGrood, 54, currently serves as pastor of St. John the Baptist Parish in Savage, Minn. He was ordained in 1997. He will be the 9th bishop of the Sioux Falls Diocese.


last year. He has served as bishop since 2006.

Bishop-elect DeGrood will be ordained a bishop and installed on February 13. The Sioux Falls Diocese will hold an introduction with DeGrood at a press conference 10 a.m. Thursday.