Pope Names CLSA Member to Vatican Office for Religious
Monday, August 2, 2010
Posted by: Katie Richards
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope
Benedict XVI has named U.S. Redemptorist Father Joseph W. Tobin to be
secretary of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and
Societies of Apostolic Life.
The 58-year-old Detroit native will be ordained an archbishop, the Vatican said Aug. 2 announcing Father Tobin's new assignment.
While serving as superior general of the worldwide Redemptorist order
from 1997 to 2009, Father Tobin also served as vice president of the
Union of Superiors General and, for the last eight years of his term,
was a member of the special council for relations between the union and
the congregation for religious.
Archbishop-designate Tobin was born May 3, 1952, in Detroit. He made
perpetual vows as a Redemptorist in 1976 and was ordained a priest two
years later. He has been a member of the Canon Law Society of America since 1985.