"The Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau is blessed beyond measure to receive a man of his quality and dedication," he said, noting that Bishop Rice "is a pastor first, one who carries the joy of the resurrected Christ into his daily ministry."
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He said several alternative organizations with Catholic or Christian backgrounds can be offered.
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