On July 3, 2018, Archbishop Christophe Pierre, Apostolic Nuncio to the US, announced Pope Francis’ appointment of three new auxiliary bishops for the Archdiocese of Chicago. The new Bishop-elects, Frs. Ronald Hicks, Mark Bartosic, and Robert Casey were all seminary classmates and ordained as Priests in the Archdiocese of Chicago on May 21, 1994. Along with the announcement of the new appointments, Pope Francis has accepted the resignations of Auxiliary Bishops George Rassas, and Francis Kane, both of whom have reached the mandatory retirement age of 75.
Fr. Ron Hicks is currently serving as Vicar General in the Archdiocese of Chicago and will remain in that position. Frs. Bartosic and Casey are expected to fill the vacancies created by the retirement of Bishops Rassas and Kane.
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