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Bishop Anthony Milone resigns



Bishop Anthony Milone

Bishop Anthony Milone, former auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Omaha, has resigned as bishop of the Diocese of Great Falls-Billings due to poor health.

Bishop Milone, who was Omaha's auxiliary bishop from 1982 to 1988, has had his resignation accepted by Pope Benedict XVI. He is 73.

Milone, who has battled cancer, was born in Omaha in 1932. After his ordination in 1957, he served as assistant pastor at St. Mary Parish in Bellevue, St. Patrick in O'Neill and Our Lady of Lourdes in Omaha. He later was pastor at St. Ann in Dixon and St. Bernadette in Omaha.

In 1982, he was ordained auxiliary bishop by Pope John Paul II to assist Archbishop Daniel E. Sheehan in the Omaha Archdiocese. Five years later he was named the bishop of the Diocese of Great Falls-Billings in Montana, taking office on Feb. 23, 1988.

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