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Bishop Richard Henning (left) and Bishop Thomas Tobin.

Pope Francis accepts retiring Providence Bishop Thomas Tobin’s resignation 

May 1, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

Bishop Tobin is succeeded by Bishop Richard Henning, whom Pope Francis in November appointed as coadjutor bishop of Providence.  Read more

Congressman James Langevin.

Providence bishop: Catholic congressman's abortion position 'terribly disappointing'

Sep 10, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

Bishop Tomas Tobin of Providence on Thursday lambasted a local congressman’s newspaper editorial which explains his support for federally codifying... Read more

Bishop Thomas Tobin of Providence.

Providence bishop calls for evangelization, renewal after coronavirus

Apr 21, 2020

Bishop Thomas Tobin of Providence reflected Sunday on the potential outcome of the coronavirus pandemic, encouraging Catholics to develop plans... Read more

Bishop Thomas J. Tobin.

After priest says pedophilia 'doesn't kill anyone,' Bishop Tobin responds

Feb 13, 2020

Rhode Island’s Catholic bishop has responded to controversy over a series of remarks from a priest in his diocese, which... Read more

Should Catholics attend 'pride' events?

Jun 14, 2019

By Mary Farrow

On June 1, Bishop Thomas Tobin of Providence tweeted that Catholics should not attend Pride events during the month of... Read more

Bishop Thomas J. Tobin.

Providence Bishop Tobin responds to controversy over 'Pride' tweet

Jun 3, 2019

Bishop Thomas Tobin of Providence responded Sunday to controversy that ensued from a tweet admonishing Catholics not attend or support... Read more

Doctor reading test results of pregnant woman by ultrasound.

State abortion battles continue in Rhode Island, Michigan, Alabama

May 14, 2019

Several states are considering new abortion measures, as the nation-wide trend of legislatures passing new laws to restrict or entrench... Read more

Bishop Thomas J. Tobin.

Spiritual guidance belongs in politics, Bishop Tobin says

Apr 20, 2018

Speaking out on political issues is not only a right, but a duty, for religious leaders, said Bishop Thomas J.... Read more