WASHINGTON (CNS) — Pope Francis has named Bishop Donald J. Hying of Gary, Indiana, as the new bishop of Madison, Wisconsin.
The appointment was announced April 25 in Washington by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, the Vatican nuncio to the United States.
Bishop Hying, 55, is a native of Wisconsin. He was installed as the bishop of Gary Jan. 6, 2015. Before that, he had been an auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee since 2011.
In Madison, he succeeds the late Bishop Robert C. Morlino, the diocese’s fourth bishop, who died unexpectedly Nov. 24, 2018. The 71-year-old bishop was undergoing planned medical tests when he suffered what doctors described as “a cardiac event” at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison and he never recovered.