Pope names Auxiliary Bishop Hicks of Chicago to head Joliet Diocese

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Bishop Ronald A. Hicks
Chicago Auxiliary Bishop Ronald A. Hicks listens to a speaker at the fall general assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in Baltimore in 2018. (CNS photo/Bob Roller)

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Pope Francis has appointed Auxiliary Bishop Ronald A. Hicks of Chicago to head the Diocese of Joliet, Illinois.

Bishop Hicks, 52, is vicar general of the Chicago Archdiocese and succeeds Bishop R. Daniel Conlon, who retired in May. He was named an auxiliary bishop for Chicago July 3, 2018, and ordained a bishop Sept. 17, 2018.

The appointment was announced July 17 in Washington by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, the Vatican nuncio to the United States.

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