Indianapolis archbishop among 3 from U.S. named cardinals

Published: Oct. 10, 2016 at 9:09 PM EDT
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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - During an address Sunday in Rome, Pope Francis announced the names of 17 new cardinals in the Roman Catholic Church. Among them is the Archbishop of Indianapolis.

Joseph Tobin, 64, has served the head of the Indianapolis Archdiocese since 2012. A native of Detroit, he was ordained to the priesthood in 1978 and was named an archbishop in 2010.

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Tobin openly opposed the push by Governor Mike Pence to not let Syrian refugees settle in Indiana.

Priests in the Indianapolis Archdiocese call the selection of Tobin a first of its kind for Indiana.

Tobin and the other Cardinal-Elects will be elevated to their new rank during a ceremony in Rome on November 19.

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