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Ronald Paul Herzog
|Bishop of Alexandria|
|Appointed||November 4, 2004|
|Installed||January 5, 2005|
|Term ended||February 2, 2017|
|Ordination||June 1, 1968|
|Consecration||January 5, 2005|
by Alfred Clifton Hughes, Thomas John Rodi, and Robert William Muench
|Born||April 22, 1942|
|Died||April 12, 2019 76)(aged|
|Motto||ONE IN THE LORD|
Ronald Paul Herzog
|Spoken style||Your Excellency|
Ronald Paul Herzog (April 22, 1942 – April 12, 2019) was an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church, who served as Bishop of Alexandria in central Louisiana from 2005 to 2017.
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He was born in Akron, Ohio. A child of a marriage of mixed faiths, his parents were a Lutheran and a Catholic. He studied at St. Joseph Seminary in Covington, Louisiana, and at the Pontifical College Josephinum in Worthington, Ohio. He was ordained to the priesthood on June 1, 1968.
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He did pastoral work in the Diocese of Natchez-Jackson, Mississippi, but was later incardinated into the Diocese of Biloxi on March 1, 1977 and served as pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Lumberton, Mississippi, and the Saint Joseph Church and Mission in Poplarville, Mississippi. Herzog was director of the diocesan Office of Liturgy from 1980 to 1985. He was later raised to the rank of monsignor, and became pastor of Immaculate Conception Church in Laurel in 1988. He also served as chaplain of the National Guard, holding the rank of brigadier general.
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|Catholic Church titles|
| Bishop of Alexandria |