- November 29, 2016
Pictured is Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich taking possession of his titular church immediately after his elevation to cardinal by Pope Francis at the November 19 ceremony in the Vatican. Pope Francis elevated 16 others to cardinal that day including two other Americans, Archbishop Joseph Tobin of Indianapolis and Bishop Kevin Farrell of Dallas. The elevation occurred two years after Blase Cupich became Chicago’s archbishop. He becomes the seventh cardinal in Chicago history. The Firm’s Jim Geoly, a guest of the Archdiocese of Chicago, attended the elevation ceremony.