Vatican City, Jul 3, 2018 / 03:51 am
The Vatican announced Tuesday that Pope Francis has named three new auxiliary bishops for the Archdiocese of Chicago, appointing Fr. Ronald Hicks, Fr. Robert G. Casey and Fr. Mark Bartosic to the positions.
The July 3 announcement of the priests' appointments coincided with the news that two of Chicago's six current auxiliary bishops, George Rassas and Francis Kane, would be retiring. With Hicks, Casey and Bartosic, there will now be seven auxiliaries serving in the archdiocese.
Born in Chicago in 1967, Hicks has until now served as the archdiocese's vicar general.
In 1985 he graduated from Quigley Seminary South, and obtained a bachelor's degree in philosophy four years later from the University of Chicago. He also has a master of divinity degree and a doctor of ministry degree from the University of St. Mary of the the Lake in Mundelein.