After Fargo Bishop Samuel Aquila was named Archbishop of Denver on May 29, 2012, Bismarck Bishop David Kagan was named apostolic administrator for the Fargo Diocese on July 18, 2012. Bishop Kagan served both the Bismarck and Fargo dioceses until a new bishop was named.
On April 8, 2013, Pope Francis appointed Msgr. John Thomas Folda, a priest from the Diocese of Lincoln, Nebraska, to be the eighth bishop of Fargo.
In this week's Dash Report, Bishop Kagan reflects on his time as apostolic administrator for the Diocese of Fargo, an appointment that will end on June 19, 2013, the date of the episcopal ordination and installation of Msgr. Folda as Bishop of Fargo.