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Rev. Msgr. Robert McClory appointed Bishop of Gary, IN.

Pope Francis has appointed the Reverend Monsignor Robert J. McClory as Bishop of Gary

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Bishop McClory  was appointed Bishop of Gary of November 26 , 2019

Monsignor McClory was born October 10, 1963 in Detroit, MI, and was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Detroit on May 22, 1999. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and Communications (1985) from the Oakland University, MI, a Master of Professional Studies in Economic Development (1987) from Columbia University, NY, and a Juris Doctor (1991) from University of Michigan. He practiced civil law for a major firm from 1991 until 1994.

Bishop-elect McClory attended Sacred Heart Major Seminary (1994-1995) where he pursued philosophy studies. He received a Bachelor of Sacred Theology, magna cum laude (1998) from Gregorian University in Rome, and a Licentiate of Canon Law, summa cum laude (2000) from Pontifical University of St. Thomas (Angelicum), in Rome. He was named a Chaplain to His Holiness by Pope Benedict XVI with the title of “Monsignor” in 2005.

The Diocese of Gary is in the state of Indiana and has a total population of 786,661, of which 170,203 are Catholic.