George Edward Rueger

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George Edward Rueger
Auxiliary Bishop of Worcester
Titular Bishop of Maronana
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Archdiocese Boston
Diocese Worcester
AppointedJanuary 16, 1987
InstalledFebruary 25, 1987
Term endedJanuary 25, 2005
Other postsTitular Bishop of Maronana
Orders
OrdinationJanuary 6, 1958
ConsecrationFebruary 25, 1987
by  Timothy Joseph Harrington, Bernard Joseph Flanagan, John Aloysius Marshall
Personal details
Born(1929-09-23)September 23, 1929
Worcester, Massachusetts, U.S.
DiedApril 6, 2019(2019-04-06) (aged 89)
Worcester, Massachusetts, U.S.
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George Edward Rueger
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Spoken style Your Excellency
Religious style Bishop

George Edward Rueger (September 23, 1929 April 6, 2019) was an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church who served as auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of Worcester, Massachusetts, from 1987 to 2005. [1]

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Born in Worcester, Massachusetts, Rueger was ordained a priest on January 6, 1958, for the Catholic Diocese of Worcester, Massachusetts.

Worcester, Massachusetts City in Massachusetts, United States

Worcester is a city in, and the county seat of, Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. Named after Worcester, England, as of the 2010 Census the city's population was 181,045, making it the second most populous city in New England after Boston. Worcester is located approximately 40 miles (64 km) west of Boston, 50 miles (80 km) east of Springfield and 40 miles (64 km) north of Providence. Due to its location in Central Massachusetts, Worcester is known as the "Heart of the Commonwealth", thus, a heart is the official symbol of the city. However, the heart symbol may also have its provenance in lore that the Valentine's Day card, although not invented in the city, was mass-produced and popularized by Esther Howland who resided in Worcester.

On January 16, 1987, he was appointed as auxiliary bishop of the Worcester diocese and titular bishop of Maronana. He was consecrated bishop on February 25, 1987.

Rueger retired on January 25, 2005, and died on April 6, 2019, at the age of 89. [2]

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Episcopal succession

Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Worcester
2005 2019
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Auxiliary Bishop of Worcester
1987 2005
Succeeded by