Vatican names Archbishop Joseph Tobin head of Indianapolis archdiocese
Formal announcement made Thursday
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INDIANAPOLIS - An American-born priest was appointed to be the next archbishop of Indianapolis.
Archbishop Joseph Tobin, 60, worked in Detroit and Chicago before taking his current high-ranking Vatican post in 2010.
The Vatican made the formal announcement Thursday morning and Tobin said he was surprised by his new appointment.
"If you look at scripture, it's full of a lot of surprised people. People in exile, people forgotten. A world that thought God lived well beyond the last star, only to discover that God so loved the world that he sent his only son," Tobin said.
Tobin introduced himself as a man of faith and family, a man who grew up in a home with 13 children and one bathroom. Even though his father died when the youngest child was only 5, all of them went to college and remain faithful Catholics.
"My dad never once... sent me to church. He took me with him. And kneeling next to him growing up, I said to myself, 'I want to be like him,'" Tobin said.
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