Bishop Daniel E. Thomas will receive a fitting send-off before he leaves for Toledo, Ohio to be installed Oct. 22 as that diocese’s eighth bishop.
All the faithful of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia are invited to a liturgy of evening prayer and benediction in thanksgiving for the ministry of Bishop Thomas on Wednesday, Oct. 1 at 5:30 p.m. in the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul in Philadelphia.
Archbishop Charles J. Chaput will lead the liturgy and Bishop Thomas will preach.
A public reception will be held immediately afterward in the Archdiocesan Pastoral Center Auditorium behind the cathedral at 222 North 17th Street in Philadelphia.
Bishop Thomas was named by Pope Francis Aug. 26 as bishop of the Toledo Diocese and its 320,000 Catholics in 19 counties in northwestern Ohio. He will be installed in Our Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral in Toledo on Oct. 22, the feast day of St. John Paul II for whom Bishop Thomas worked in the Congregation of Bishops in Rome for 15 years.
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