Thursday, October 15, 2009

Introducing Bishop Bob

The Bob Evans Fan Club might want to pencil 5 January in -- that's the "tentatively set" ordination date for Providence's auxiliary-elect, even if the diocese notes that the schedule "is likely to change."

The Rhode Island church rolled out its Appointment Day coverage following this afternoon's presser, video included:

At its first announcement to the diocese's clergy convocation early today, the news sparked a standing ovation. Bishop Thomas Tobin said that he, too, "couldn't be happier," that his "classmate and friend of forty years" had been chosen as his new top aide.