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Father McGovern To Succeed Bishop Braxton At Belleville Diocese

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Father Michael McGovern
Father Michael McGovern

Pope Francis has appointed Father Michael G. McGovern as the new Bishop of the Belleville Diocese, which includes all of Monroe, Randolph and St. Clair counites. Bishop Edward K. Braxton, who has headed the diocese since 2005, stepped down after reaching the retirement age of 75. McGovern, 55, has been serving at St. Raphael the …

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