Tobin to Newark

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The Vatican announced on Nov. 7 that Pope Francis has appointed Cardinal-designate Joseph Tobin, 64, as the new archbishop of Newark. At the time of his appointment, the Detroit-born archbishop was the leader of the archdiocese of Indianapolis, which he has served since October 2012. He now moves to the much larger Archdiocese of Newark, with 1.2 million faithful, under the at-times controversial leadership of Archbishop John Myers. Cardinal-designate Tobin speaks Spanish and Italian fluently and for several years exercised his ministry among the Hispanic community in Detroit and Chicago. His period as archbishop in Indianapolis is well known, including his clash with Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana over the archdiocese’s decision to help resettle refugees from the Syrian civil war.

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