Your Excellency, Archbishop Christophe Pierre, Cardinal Justin Rigali, brother Bishops of the Ecclesiastical Province of Newark and beyond, Beloved priests, Deacons, Religious and faithful of this great Archdiocese, Dear Friends...
Your Eminence(s), Excellencies, Fathers, Religious, Seminarians and Members of the People of God, Distinguished members of the government, Brothers and Sisters, at the beginning of this Eucharistic celebration, I had the duty and privilege of imposing the pallium upon Cardinal Tobin, the sixth archbishop of this beloved Archdiocese of Newark.
This is a list of the Church hierarchy that attended the Mass of Imposition of the Pallium for Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin. It includes Cardinals, Archbishops, and Bishops from New Jersey and surrounding states.
As we continue to hear news of the fearsome winds and rains of Hurricane Irma, expected by mid-week to reach many of the Caribbean islands and then southern Florida, Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, Archbishop of Newark, asks all people of the Archdiocese to pray for the safety of those who are in the path of this terrible storm.