Robert Joseph Banks

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Robert Joseph Banks (February 26, 1928-) was the tenth Roman Catholic bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, in Green Bay, Wisconsin.[1]


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. On July 26, 1985, while serving as pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Roslindale, Massachusetts, Pope John Paul II appointed him auxiliary bishop of the Boston Archdiocese, and he was consecrated on September 19, 1985. 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]


Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Adam Maida
Bishop of Green Bay
October 10, 1990–October 10, 2003
Succeeded by
David Zubik