New archbishop named for Chicago

New archbishop named for Chicago
New archbishop named for Chicago

New archbishop named for Chicago

The long awaited news from the Vatican regarding Cardinal Francis George’s replacement was revealed this weekend. Bishop Blase Cupich (Blaze SOUP-itch) comes from Spokane Washington. It’s the first major assignment from Pope Francis. Many see the selection of this Bishop as a kind of signal from the Vatican. That the Pope wants church leaders to follow his example of charity and compassion while de-emphasizing cultural war issues including abortion and gay marriage. Photo: Flickr/Frank J. Casella Photographer