A formal celebration at Holy Name Cathedral was held Monday as three new bishops — Mark Bartosic, Robert Casey, and Ronald Hicks were installed.
They are the first bishops chosen during Cardinal Blase Cupich’s leadership.
The papal nuncio, similar to a pope’s ambassador was at the ceremony. The former nuncio, Archbishop Carlo Vigano’s, letter on the sex abuse crisis rocked the church last month — claiming the Vatican knew of the allegations surrounding Cardinal Theodore Edgar McCarrick
In his homily, Cupich called for justice and healing.
As the new bishops take their assignments, there is a call for more accountability of how those in charge handle abuse allegations. Some Catholics in attendance told NBC 5 they were encouraged by that message.
Over the weekend, Pope Francis appointed Cupich to a meeting in Rome next month for young adults. Some have called for the Vatican to postpone the meeting and instead meet on the abuse crisis. The Pope has however called for that world summit to take place in February.