Gainer named 11th bishop of Harrisburg diocese

HARRISBURG – The Rev. Robert M. Gillelan Jr., diocesan administrator, has announced Pope Francis’ naming of the Rev. Ronald W. Gainer, 66, as the eleventh bishop of the Diocese of Harrisburg. He succeeds Bishop Joseph P. McFadden, who died May 2, 2013. Gainer was scheduled to be introduced at a 10 a.m. news conference today at the Cardinal Keeler Center, in Harrisburg.