Pope Francis Names Three New Auxiliary Bishops of Chicago
WASHINGTON—Pope Francis has appointed Rev. Jeffrey S. Grob, Rev. Kevin M. Birmingham, and Rev. Robert J. Lombardo, C.F.R. as Auxiliary Bishops of Chicago.
Father Jeffrey S. Grob has been appointed as Titular Bishop of Abora and Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago; Father Kevin M. Birmingham has been appointed as Titular Bishop of Dolia and Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago; and Father Robert J. Lombardo, C.F.R. (Franciscan Friars of the Renewal), has been appointed as Titular Bishop of Munaziana and Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago. The appointments were publicized today in Washington, D.C. by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States.
The Archdiocese of Chicago is comprised of 1,411 square miles in the state of Illinois and has a total population of 5,900,365 of which 2,183,000 are Catholic. Cardinal Blase J. Cupich is the current archbishop of Chicago.