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BY Jim Cosgrove
Current Posts: Bishop of Peoria, Ill.; board of governors, Pope John Center for the Study of Ethics in Healthcare, Boston, Mass.; NCCB's Canonical Affairs Committee; various other bishops’ committees.
Background: Born in Ottawa, Ill., 1941, the oldest of seven children; educated in Rome at North American College and Gregorian University; ordained in 1966; earned doctorate in canon law from The Catholic University of America in Washington, 1977; consecrated bishop Sept. 3, 1987; coadjutor bishop of Peoria until acceding to that diocese's See, Jan. 23, 1990.
Episcopal motto: “Let the mystery of the Church shine forth.”