WASHINGTON--Pope John Paul II appointed Monsignor John J. Kaising of Cincinnati as Titular Bishop of Orreacelia and Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese for the Military Services.
Bishop-designate Kaising, 63, is pastor of St. Dominic Church, Delhi Hills, in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. He was a chaplain in the Army for 28 years.
Monsignor Nicola Girasoli, Charge d'Affaires at the Apostolic Nunciature here, announced the appointment.
John Kaising was born in Cincinnati, March 3, 1936. He studied at the Seminary of Cincinnati and earned a Master of Education degree at Xavier University there. He was ordained to the priesthood on December 22, 1962.
Following ordination, Msgr. Kaising was associate pastor of Immaculate Conception Church, Dayton, 1963 to 1969, and director of the Family Life Office, 1968-69.
From 1970 to 1998, he was a military chaplain in the Army, serving in Vietnam, Germany, Texas, North Carolina, Alabama and Hawaii. From 1994 to 1998 he was Executive Assistant to the Chief of Chaplains of the Army, with the rank of Colonel. He was named Prelate of Honor to His Holiness in 1994.
Bishop-designate Kaising was appointed pastor of St. Dominic Church in 1998.
Headquartered in the nation's capital, the Archdiocese for the Military Services serves U.S. Catholics of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Department of Veterans Affairs and those in government service overseas, a population of approximately 1,200,000 persons.