Indianapolis archdiocese introduces new leader
October 18, 2012 2:56PM
This Nov. 25, 2010 photo provided by the Archdiocese of Detroit shows Archbishop Joseph Tobin at Holy Redeemer Church in Southwest Detroit. Pope Benedict XVI on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012 transferred to the United States the high-ranking Holy See official who had ruffled feathers at the Vatican by openly seeking to mend its frayed ties with U.S. nuns. Tobin, an American Redemptorist priest, was named archbishop of Indianapolis, where he succeeds Archbishop Daniel Buechlein who retired in 2011. (AP Photo/Archdiocese of Detroit, Larry A. Peplin)
Updated: October 18, 2012 11:16PM
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The new leader for Roman Catholics in the Indianapolis archdiocese says he doesn’t know that he was moved from a high-ranking position in Rome for openly seeking to mend the Vatican’s frayed relations with U.S. nuns.
The Vatican announced the appointment of Archbishop Joseph Tobin on Thursday. Tobin is replacing Archbishop Daniel Buechlein, who retired last year because of health problems.
The 60-year-old native of Detroit has been the No. 2 official in the Vatican’s office for religious orders.
Tobin said after his introduction at Saints Peter & Paul Cathedral in Indianapolis that it wasn’t easy to leave his post in Rome and that he didn’t seek to leave.
The archdiocese counts some 225,000 Catholics in its 39 counties in central and southern Indiana.