Indianapolis, Ind., Jun 13, 2017 / 11:01 am
The Vatican announced Tuesday Pope Francis' transfer of Bishop Charles Thompson from the Evansville diocese to the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.
Archbishop Thompson fills a vacancy left since the November 2016 appointment of Cardinal Joseph Tobin to the Archdiocese of Newark,
"I cannot begin to fully express my deepest gratitude and affection for those whom I have served in the Diocese of Evansville," Archbishop Thompson said in a press conference in Indianapolis June 13. "These past six years I have been very blessed, very blessed."
"Drawing on my episcopal motto, 'Christ the Cornerstone,' it is first and foremost my prayer to remain Christ-centered in all aspects of our identity, mission and witness, proclaiming the joy of the Gospel."