New Assignment for Bishop Paprocki
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Posted by: Katie Richards
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
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.