New Archbishop named for Newark Archdiocese

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    The Most Reverend John J. Myers, Archbishop of Newark, on Monday, Nov. 7, 2016, announced to a gathering of local journalists and Archdiocesan employees and guests in the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart that His Holiness, Pope Francis, has accepted his request for retirement under Canon 401 §1 of Canon law, and has named His Eminence, Cardinal-Elect Joseph W. Tobin as the Sixth Archbishop of Newark. Prior to this announcement, Cardinal-Elect Tobin had been the Sixth Archbishop of Indianapolis.   On October 9, The Holy Father named him to the College of Cardinals.

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