As the world already knows, the Archdiocese of Indianapolis is proud to be home to one of Pope Francis’ newly appointed Cardinals, Joseph Tobin. He released a statement to his Archdiocese this morning:
“Early this morning I learned that Pope Francis had appointed me to the College of Cardinals. […] I will continue as the Archbishop of Indianapolis. I have come to love deeply the people of the Catholic communities of central and southern Indiana and count as a precious blessing the numerous friendships I have with civic and religious leaders throughout the state. I ask all people of faith to pray for me. I hope this new responsibility will make me a better servant of all Hoosiers.”
This past Saturday, then Archbishop Tobin spent the eve of his appointment with the Women of the Church conference, hosted by the Benedictine Sisters of Immaculate Conception Monastery in Ferdinand, Indiana, and St. Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology.
On behalf of “all Hoosiers”–many blessings on our new Cardinal!