WASHINGTON (October 10, 2003) — Pope John Paul II accepted the resignation of Green Bay Bishop Robert J. Banks, 75, and named Auxiliary Bishop David A. Zubik of Pittsburgh as his successor.
Archbishop Gabriel Montalvo, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, made the announcement.
David A. Zubik was born Sept. 4, 1949, in Sewickley, PA. He attended St. Paul Seminary, Pittsburgh, and St. Mary's Seminary, Baltimore, and was ordained a priest May 3, 1975. He was appointed titular bishop of Jamestown and auxiliary bishop of Pittsburgh on Feb. 18, 1997 and ordained to the episcopacy April 6, 1997.
Robert J. Banks was born Feb. 26, 1928, in Boston. He studied at the Gregorian University and the Lateran University in Rome and was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Boston, Dec. 20, 1952. Named titular bishop of Taraqua and auxiliary bishop of Boston June 26, 1985, he was appointed Bishop of Green Bay, Oct. 16, 1990, and installed Dec. 4, 1990.
Established in 1868, the Diocese of Green Bay comprises 16 counties in the State of Wisconsin. It has a Catholic population of 381,472 in a total population of 930,419.