The Diocese of Joliet just announced that Pope Francis has named Bishop Ronald A. Hicks as the sixth bishop of the Diocese. Bishop Hicks comes to us from the Archdiocese of Chicago where he served as an Auxiliary Bishop and the Vicar General. We welcome this good news with great joy and pledge our ongoing support and prayers for Bishop Hicks.

Bishop Hicks, 52, will be installed at the Cathedral of St. Raymond Nonnatus in Joliet, Ill. on September 29, 2020. 

“The Diocese of Joliet is most grateful to Pope Francis for the appointment of Bishop Ronald Hicks as its sixth bishop,” said Bishop Pates. “The bishop owns a reputation for pastoral leadership and is totally committed to the ongoing renewal of the Catholic Church. He is a worthy successor to Bishop Conlon and his predecessors.”

To read all about Bishop Hicks, watch his interview with Bishop Pates or download the press release attached below.