Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Good news from the US

Cardinal elect Joseph Tobin has been appointed archbishop of Newark.

It is the first time the New York area has two cardinals.

As excited as Tobin is about going to Newark next year, he appeared less thrilled about being named a cardinal on November 19 in Rome. He has warned his mother — and whoever else will listen — never to call him "a prince of the church." 

He said both he and Francis are "fed up to here (pointing above his forehead) with princes." Instead Tobin hopes he can live simply and show others that "we don't really need as much as we think we do ... All I really need is my cup of coffee each morning," he added.

Joseph Tobin is a Redemptorist priest.

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