January 24, 2014

Statement Of Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.f.m. Cap. On The Appointment Of Most Reverend Ronald Gainer As The Bishop Of Harrisburg

“Bishop Ronald Gainer’s appointment to the Diocese of Harrisburg is a wonderful source of joy for the Church in Pennsylvania. He’s exactly the man to carry on the spirit and work of the late Bishop Joseph McFadden, while adding a whole new dimension and energy to the task.

A native Pennsylvanian and a graduate of Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, Bishop Gainer already has a keen sense of life in the Commonwealth, the issues facing the Church here, and the importance of the people and civic institutions of Harrisburg and central Pennsylvania. He’ll be a great voice for the poor, the unborn, quality education and the faith of the Catholic community. I welcome him enthusiastically as a brother, and I ask people of good will across the state to do the same.”

+Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.
Archbishop of Philadelphia



Kenneth A. Gavin
Director of Communications