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Pope Names Thompson Indianapolis Archbishop

  • Associated Press

FILE - Pope Francis recites the Regina Coeli prayer from his studio's window overlooking St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, May 28, 2017.

Pope Francis has named Monsignor Charles Thompson as the new archbishop of Indianapolis, the Vatican announced Tuesday.

Thompson, a canon lawyer, replaces Cardinal Joseph Tobin, whom Francis moved to Newark, New Jersey last year.

Thompson, a 56-year-old native of Louisville, Kentucky, has been bishop of Evansville since 2011.

Thompson has also taught canon law at the Saint Meinrad School of Theology, where he studied.

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