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  • Pope Francis names Bishop Charles C. Thompson as Archbishop of Indianapolis

    WASHINGTON—Pope Francis has named Bishop Charles Thompson, of Evansville, Indiana, as Archbishop of Indianapolis. The appointment was publicized in Washington, June 13, by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States....

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  • 'Whirlwind' continues for Archbishop-elect Thompson

    Editor’s note: A Celebration Mass for Archbishop-elect Charles C. Thompson will be held at 6 p.m. CDT on July 6 at St. Benedict Cathedral in Evansville. A reception will follow in the Woodward Center at St. Benedict. The Message will publish...

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  • Laborers for the Harvest

    From June 12-14, 58 high school students from across the Diocese of volunteered their time and talents as part of Mission Evansville.     Now in its second year, Mission Evansville is a summer initiative designed by youth ministers and e...

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  • Apostolic nuncio urges bishops to be missionary disciples

    INDIANAPOLIS (CNS) – Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the U.S., called the U.S. Catholic bishops to be missionary disciples through listening and fostering solidarity and a culture of encounter.     He encoura...

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  • Reactions confirm Archbishop-elect Thompson as 'perfect fit'

    The reaction seems unanimous: Archbishop-elect Charles C. Thompson will be a “perfect fit” as the new spiritual leader of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. From lay persons, priests and staff members of the Diocese of Evansville, Ind.,...

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  • Conversation, listening essential for upcoming synod on youth, vocations

    INDIANAPOLIS (CNS) -- At a time when an estimated 50 percent of Catholics 30 and younger no longer identify with their religion, the U.S. bishops June 14 discussed the need to reverse that trend and why the consultation process for the October 201...

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  • 'I could never have imagined that I would serve as Archbishop of Indianapolis'

    Evansville Bishop Charles C. Thompson, now Archbishop-designate of Indianapolis, told a crowd estimated at 250 in the archdiocesan Catholic Center on June 13 that he had just returned home from the June 3 Ordination Mass for Father John Pfister an...

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