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Richard Pates

Bishop Richard Pates is the Bishop of Des Moines. He serves on the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops committee on international justice and peace and the subcommittee on Hispanic Affairs. Pates is chair of the Iowa Catholic Conference Board, member of the National Advisory Board for the Center for Study of Church Management at Villanova University, member of the National Catholic Rural Life Conference, and serves on the Board of Regents of Conception Seminary. Pates has previously served on the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops committees on education, evangelization, pastoral practices, women in society and in the church, world mission, and international justice and peace. He is Catholic.