Pope Francis names next Sioux Falls Bishop

Father Donald DeGrood

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.

Swain announced his retirement 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.