Newark's newly-appointed Archbishop Joseph Tobin is one of the Church’s seventeen new cardinals from fourteen nations. In today's ceremony at St. Peter Basilica in the Vatican, the new cardinals took an oath of fidelity to Pope Francis and his successors. Archbishop Tobin and the other new cardinals, one by one, approached and knelt before Pope Francis who gave each of them a three-cornered red hat, a cardinal’s ring and a scroll attesting to their appointment as cardinals and containing their “titular church” in Rome. The assignment to a Roman diocese church is a sign that they now are members of the clergy of the Pope’s diocese. Cardinal Tobin's titular church is titular church of Santa Maria delle Grazie a Via Trionfale.
Click here to view a short video clip of this part of the ceremony.
Click here to view the Mass booklet for the Consistory with the ceremony in Latin, English and Italian. A listing of the seventeen new cardinals appears on pages 3 and 4.
MORE ABOUT CARDINAL TOBIN
Click here to go to the Archdiocese of Indianapolis' Consistory blog that contains photos and stories about Cardinal Tobin and the November 19 Consistory.
Cardinal Tobin will be formally installed as Sixth Archbishop of Newark on January 6, 2017 at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart. Until then, retiring Archbishop John J. Myers remains as Administrator of the Archdiocese.