Pope Francis Names Bishop Ronald A. Hicks as Bishop of Joliet

July 17, 2020 By Public Affairs Office

WASHINGTON - Pope Francis has named Bishop Ronald A. Hicks, auxiliary bishop of Chicago, as Bishop of Joliet. The appointment was publicized in Washington, D.C. on July 17, 2020 by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States.

Bishop Hicks was born on August 4, 1967 and ordained to the priesthood on May 21, 1994. He has served as auxiliary bishop of Chicago since 2018. His full biography may be accessed here.

The Diocese of Joliet is comprised of 4,218 square miles in the State of Illinois and has a total population of 1,950,354 of which 564,709 are Catholic.

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