Chicago, In­di­anapo­lis picked by pope as 1st US car­di­nal picks

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - NATION+WORLD -

Pope Fran­cis looked to the Amer­i­can Mid­west when pick­ing his first U.S. car­di­nals.

The Vatican an­nounced Sun­day that Chicago Arch­bishop Blase Cupich and Arch­bishop Joseph Tobin of In­di­anapo­lis will be­come car­di­nals in a Rome cer­e­mony Nov. 19.

Fran­cis also picked Bishop Kevin Far­rell for the honor. Far­rell has led the Dio­cese of Dal­las but is leav­ing for a prom­i­nent Vatican post.

The three men are mod­er­ates who fol­low Fran­cis’ em­pha­sis on mercy over rules.

Tobin drew na­tional at­ten­tion this year for re­ject­ing a re­quest from In­di­ana Gov. Mike Pence for the church to stop set­tling Syr­ian refugees in the state.

Pence is the Repub­li­can nom­i­nee for vice pres­i­dent and run­ning mate of Don­ald Trump, who has pro­posed de­port­ing il­le­gal im­mi­grants and ban­ning en­try of Mus­lims from other coun­tries.

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