Pope appoints Cupich, Tobin to youth synod

To the list of members of the synod of bishops elected by national bishops’ conferences, Pope Francis has added cardinals from 14 countries, bishops from another 10 nations, as well as 10 priests who be full voting members of the gathering. The ope’s appointees to the synod included Canadian Cardinal Gerald LaCroix of Quebec and US Cardinals Joseph Tobin of Newark, New Jersey, and Blase Cupich of Chicago.