Robert Joseph Banks

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Robert Joseph Banks (Born February 26, 1928) is a retired American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church who served as the tenth bishop of the Diocese of Green Bay, Wisconsin from 1990 to 2003.[1]


Early life, ordination and ministry[edit]

Born in Boston, Massachusetts, he was ordained a Roman Catholic priest on February 20, 1952, for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston. From 1967 to 1981 he served as rector of St. John's Seminary in Boston. He served as pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Roslindale, Massachusetts until 1985.

Auxiliary Bishop of Boston[edit]

On July 26, 1985 Pope John Paul II appointed him auxiliary bishop of the Boston Archdiocese, and he was consecrated on September 19, 1985.

Bishop of Green Bay[edit]

On October 10, 1990, Pope John Paul II appointed Bishop Banks the Bishop of the Green Bay Diocese. Bishop Banks retired as ordinary on October 10, 2003.[2][3]

Abuse scandal[edit]

Bishop Banks was accused of overlooking a priest's alleged pedophilia in the Roman Catholic Church sex abuse scandal while he was an auxiliary bishop at Boston.[4]

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Bishop Emeritus of Green Bay
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Adam Maida
Bishop of Green Bay
Succeeded by
David Zubik
Preceded by
Auxiliary Bishop of Boston
Succeeded by