The Holy Father as appointed Bishop Ronald W. Gainer bishop of Harrisburg. Until now, Bishop Gainer had been bishop of Lexington, Kentucky.
Bishop Gainer was born in Pottsville, Pennsylvania in 1947. He entered St. Charles Borromeo seminary (the archdiocesan seminary of Philadelphia) where he earned a Master of Divinity degree. He then went to Rome and stayed at the Casa Santa Maria, attended the Pontifical Gregorian University and obtained a licentiate in canon law.
He was ordained a priest in 1973 for the diocese of Allentown. He held various positions as a priest in that diocese until being nominated bishop of Lexington in 2002, and ordained bishop in 2003.
Congratulations, Diocese of Harrisburg!