Pope Francis names Evansville bishop as new archbishop of Indianapolis

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has named Monsignor Charles Thompson as the new archbishop of Indianapolis, the Vatican announced Tuesday.

Thompson, a canon lawyer, replaces Cardinal Joseph Tobin, whom Francis moved to Newark, New Jersey last year.

Thompson, a 56-year old native of Louisville, Kentucky, has been bishop of Evansville since 2011.

Thompson has also taught canon law at the Saint Meinrad School of Theology, where he studied.

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