Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., welcomes Archbishop Cupich

Blue and gold academic seal

University of Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., said Tuesday (Nov. 18), “On behalf of the University of Notre Dame, I extend congratulations and ideal wishes for good results to the Most Rev. Blase J. Cupich as the ninth Archbishop of Chicago. He brings to one particular of the hemisphere’s most essential dioceses a caring pastoral method with rigorous theological considered and visionary leadership in line with Francis’ transformative papacy.”

Father Jenkins, joined by Notre Dame Vice President for Mission Engagement and Affairs Rev. William Lies, C.S.C., and other members of the University’s founding order, the Congregation of Holy Cross, is scheduled to attend the new archbishop’s installation Tuesday afternoon at Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago.

As an 18-year-previous hitchhiking through Europe, Father Jenkins 1st met Archbishop Cupich in Rome, in which he was then a seminarian studying for the priesthood. The two are the two natives of Omaha, Nebraska. While in Rome, the future archbishop introduced the teenage Jenkins to his 1st cup of cappuccino.

Contact: Paul J. Browne, Vice President, Public Affairs &amp Communications, 574-440-4307, pbrowne@nd.edu

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