October 28, 2009 // Uncategorized

Pope appoints pastor to be auxiliary bishop for Diocese of Joliet

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI has appointed Father Joseph M. Siegel, a pastor in Elmhurst, Ill., to be an auxiliary bishop for the Diocese of Joliet, Ill.

The appointment was announced in Washington Oct. 28 by Archbishop Pietro Sambi, apostolic nuncio to the United States.

Bishop-designate Siegel, ordained for the Joliet Diocese in 1988, has been pastor of Visitation Parish in Elmhurst since 2004. At age 46, he will be one of the youngest bishops in the U.S. Catholic Church.

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