June 13, 2017

Bishop Charles C. Thompson of Evansville appointed by Pope Francis as the seventh archbishop of Indianapolis

Archbishop-designate Charles C. Thompson speaks during a press conference on June 13 at the Archbishop Edward T. O’Meara Catholic Center in Indianapolis. Earlier in the day Pope Francis had named the Evansville bishop as the seventh archbishop of Indianapolis, succeeding Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, who was appointed to lead the Archdiocese of Newark, N.J., last November. (Photo by Sean Gallagher)Installation Events:

  • Installation Mass, 2 p.m. on July 28: Due to the large number of people that need to be accommodated, the Mass is by invitation only, however, it will be live-streamed on this website
  • Evening prayer, 5 p.m. on July 27: This event at SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral will be open to the public
  • Archbishop Thompson will celebrate Sunday Mass at 11 a.m. on July 30 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church (1752 Scheller Ln., New Albany, IN 47150) in the New Albany Deanery in the southern region of the archdiocese after his Installation.  This Mass will be open to the public.
  • Additional Events: There will be many opportunities for the people of the archdiocese to gather with the new archbishop in deanery and regional celebrations later in the fall
  • More information: Solemn Evening Prayer at cathedral, July 30 Mass in New Albany are open to the public


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