Indianapolis, Ind., Dec 4, 2012 / 04:27 am
Archbishop Joseph William Tobin was installed as the sixth Archbishop of Indianapolis on Monday, calling on Catholics to live the Gospel as a personal encounter with Jesus.
"What we will do together as a Church, we will do with passion, the passion that characterized our patron Saint Francis Xavier," he said at the Dec. 3 installation Mass at Indianapolis' Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul.
"We will do whatever the Lord asks us to do, in bringing the Good News especially to those who have the least chance of doing it. For those who live on the margin of things, for those who have been hurt by the Church, for those who feel themselves to be forgotten," Archbishop Tobin told the congregation.
The installation Mass took place in the presence of many bishops, priests, vowed religious, the lay faithful, and representatives from government and other religions. The archbishop is the oldest of 13 children and many of his relatives attended the Mass.