Archdiocese of Chicago

Pope Francis Appoints Bishop Blase J. Cupich Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Chicago

His Holiness Pope Francis has appointed the Bishop of Spokane, Washington, Most Reverend Blase J. Cupich, as the ninth Archbishop of Chicago,  the Vatican announced today.  Archbishop Cupich will be installed as Archbishop of Chicago on November 18, 2014, at Holy Name Cathedral.

Francis Cardinal George, OMI, retains the office of Archbishop until November 18 until Archbishop Cupich is installed.

Archbishop Cupich said, “The Holy Father’s appointment of me to Chicago humbles but also encourages me.  I am grateful to God for giving me this blessed opportunity to be his servant in this great city and this great local Church.  As Pope Francis began his new pastoral ministry in Rome by asking the people to pray for him, so too now I bow my head in the hope that everyone in Chicago will pray for me in the days ahead.”

Archbishop Cupich at the podium during the September 20 press conference.

The Catholic New World is your source for more information about Archbishop Cupich.

Photo: Karen Callaway/Catholic New World

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