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Epping Elected Holy Cross Superior General

July 19, 2016

ROME—The General Chapter of the Congregation of Holy Cross elected Rev. Robert Epping, C.S.C., its 13th superior general on July 18, 2016.

Fr. Epping, a member of the United States Province of Priests and Brothers, is pastor at Holy Cross and St. Stanislaus Parish in South Bend, Indiana, and has been a member of the Congregation’s General Council since 2010.

Fr. Epping is a native of Burlington, Wisconsin. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Notre Dame. He made his Final Vows in 1970 and was ordained a Holy Cross priest the same year. Fr. Epping earned his STL at the Institute of Spirituality at the Pontifical Gregorian University. He has served at parishes in Wisconsin, Indiana, and Colorado. He also served as an assistant provincial of the Indiana Province.

Fr. Epping was one of five men who allowed their names to be entered as nominees for superior general. He will succeed Rev. Richard Warner, C.S.C., at the close of the chapter on Saturday, July 23, 2016.

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