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New Assignment for Bishop Paprocki

Tuesday, April 20, 2010  
Posted by: Katie Richards
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Pope Benedict XVI has named Bishop Thomas J. Paprocki, 57, auxiliary bishop of Chicago, as the ninth Bishop of Springfield in Illinois.

Thomas J. Paprocki was born in Chicago, August 5, 1952, and ordained a priest in 1978. He holds a Doctor of Civil Law from De Paul University College of Law, Chicago, and a Doctor of Canon Law from the Gregorian University in Rome.
          
He was named an auxiliary bishop of Chicago in 2003 and has served on the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Canonical Affairs and Church Governance and the Task Force on Health Care.  Bishop Paprocki has served as Chair of the bishops' Committee on Canonical Affairs since November 2007 and has been a member of the Canon Law Society since 1986.

An installation liturgy and Mass of Welcome will be held Tuesday, June 22, at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Springfield.

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