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USCCB Confirms… Pope Appointed Cardinal Tobin To Synod

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(Wanderer Editor’s Note: In his now-famous August 25 testimony, Archbishop Carlo Viganò stated: “The appointments of Blase Cupich to Chicago and Joseph W. Tobin to Newark were orchestrated by McCarrick, Maradiaga, and Wuerl, united by a wicked pact of abuses by the first, and at least of cover-up of abuses by the other two. Their names were not among those presented by the Nunciature for Chicago and Newark.”)

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (CNA) — The U.S. bishops’ conference has confirmed that Joseph Cardinal Tobin of Newark has been appointed by Pope Francis to participate in October’s 25th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, which will meet to discuss young people, the faith, and vocational discernment.
Tobin will join Daniel Cardinal DiNardo, Archbishop José H. Gomez, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, OFM Cap., Bishop Frank J. Caggiano, and Bishop Robert E. Barron, who, according to a July 23 USCCB press release, were elected by the U.S. bishops’ conference to attend the conference, after which their election was ratified by Pope Francis.
After the USCCB posted that press release to its website, Tobin’s name was added to it, a USCCB spokesperson confirmed.
As of August 25, the cardinal’s name is listed among those who were elected by the bishops’ conference. However, a USCCB spokesperson told CNA that Tobin was, in fact, “named a delegate by Pope Francis after the Pope accepted the delegates elected by the USCCB.”
The synod will take place October 3-28, 2018.

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