Religion: Iowa to Bronx to Utah

The Holy See last week gave to the Roman Catholic diocese of Salt Lake, Utah a new bishop, Rev. James E. Kearney, 48, pastor-organizer in 1928 of the Church of St. Francis Xavier in The Bronx. Iowa-born, Bishop-elect Kearney studied at Teachers College in Manhattan and Catholic University in Washington. He is diocesan superintendent of Bronx schools, lecturer at Good Counsel College in White Plains. In Utah he will succeed another onetime Bronx pastor, Most Rev. John Joseph Mitty, 48, who was appointed last February to be Coadjutor Archbishop of San Francisco...

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