Vatican City, Oct 18, 2017 / 05:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Wednesday the Vatican announced that Joseph M. Siegel, until now auxiliary bishop of Joliet, will be taking the reins in the diocese of Evansville, Indiana, which has been vacant for several months.
Siegel's appointment was announced in an Oct. 18 communique from the Vatican, and comes just four months after the previous Bishop of Evansville, Charles C. Thompson, was reassigned to Archdiocese of Indianapolis.
The youngest of nine children, Seigel was born in Lockport Township July 18, 1963, and attended Catholic school.
After graduating from St. Charles Borromeo High School, he entered the local seminary where he completed his college education, and was eventually sent to study at the Pontifical North American College in Rome.
He completed his theological studies there, also taking courses at the Pontifical Gregorian and Angelicum Universities.
Siegel was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Joliet March 4, 1988, and a