Statement by Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame, on the Appointment of Bishop Blase Joseph Cupich as Archbishop of Chicago.
“Having first met Bishop Blase Cupich when I was an 18-year-old backpacker in Europe and he was a seminarian in Rome, I can say with confidence that, as archbishop of Chicago, he will be a pastorally dedicated, theologically astute and visionary leader in line with Francis’ transformative papacy. We thank Cardinal George for his dedicated service, and we welcome Bishop Cupich to the great Archdiocese of Chicago.”
Note: Bishop Cupich and Father Jenkins are longtime friends and both are natives of Omaha, Nebraska.