The Very Reverend Robert M. Gillelan, Jr., Diocesan Administrator, has announced that Pope Francis has named Most Reverend Ronald W. Gainer, 66, as the eleventh bishop of the Diocese of Harrisburg. He succeeds Bishop Joseph P. McFadden, who died, May 2, 2013.
Bishop Gainer will be introduced at a news conference at the Cardinal Keeler Center, 4800 Union Deposit Road, Harrisburg, PA 17111 at 10:00 a.m. today.
Bishop Gainer was born August 24, 1947, in Pottsville, PA. After studies for the priesthood he was ordained a Priest for the diocese of Allentown on May 19, 1973. He was consecrated and installed as Bishop of Lexington, KY on February 22, 2003.
He will be installed as Bishop of Harrisburg on Wednesday, March 19. Read more here.
Note: As Bishop of Harrisburg, Bishop Gainer will serve as the President of the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference.