Vatican City, Jul 17, 2020 / 05:00 am
Pope Francis named Bishop Ronald A. Hicks as the next bishop of Joliet, Illinois, Friday.
Hicks, 55, has served as Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Chicago since 2015 and as an auxiliary bishop of the archdiocese since 2018.
He will be the sixth bishop of Joliet, succeeding Bishop R. Daniel Conlon, who resigned in May at the age of 71 following a medical leave of absence.
Hicks will be installed Sept. 29 at the Cathedral of St. Raymond Nonnatus in Joliet.