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LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) -- Archbishop Joseph Tobin has been named archbishop of Indianapolis, which is made up of 147 parishes across southern and central Indiana. He replaces Archbishop Daniel Buechlein, who retired last year.
Archbishop Tobin is considered to have ruffled feathers with the Vatican by trying to reconcile its relations with U.S. nuns who were considered to have become to secular, liberal, and political while abandoning traditional Catholic doctrine.
That's was when the archbishop was the number two official in the Vatican's office for religious orders in 2010.
U.S. sisters and their supporters defended them, citing the importance of their work running schools, hospitals, shelters and other social services for the poor.