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Cupich in April 2015

Blase Joseph Cupich[1] (born March 19, 1949 in Omaha, Nebraska) is an American prelate of the Catholic Church. He is serving as the ninth Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Chicago.

He was the surprise choice of Pope Francis to succeed Cardinal Francis George as Archbishop of Chicago on September 20, 2014. Cupich had served as the sixth bishop of the Diocese of Spokane since 2010.


  1. Laurie Goodstein, "Pope Names Prelate With Inclusive Views as Chicago Archbishop," New York Times, Sept. 20, 2014.