Thune Welcomes Sioux Falls Diocese Bishop as U.S. Senate’s “Chaplain for a Day”

thuneheadernewThune Welcomes Sioux Falls Diocese Bishop as U.S. Senate’s “Chaplain for a Day”

“Mr. President, today we in the United States Senate are giving praise for Bishop Swain’s unwavering devotion to the word of the Lord and to the service of his people.”

WASHINGTON — Bishop Paul J. Swain, eighth bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sioux Falls, today served as the U.S. Senate’s “Chaplain for a Day.” U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) nominated Bishop Swain for this honor.

“He is a pillar of our community and a spiritual leader to over 100,000 Catholics in East River South Dakota,” said Thune. “Bishop Swain’s episcopal motto is ‘Give Praise to the Lord.’ Mr. President, today we in the United States Senate are giving praise for Bishop Swain’s unwavering devotion to the word of the Lord and to the service of his people. I thank the Bishop for joining us today.”

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