CatholicTV broadcast of the Installation Mass of Archbishop Thomas Wenski as the new Archbishop of Miami. Archbishop Wenski speaks fluent Haitian Creole, Spanish, and English and is well-known for his pastoral work with immigrants. The Installation Mass took place at the Cathedral of St. Mary in Miami. Tune in CatholicTV June 29 for the annual Pallium Mass from Rome when Archbishop Wenski recieves his pallium from Pope Benedict XVI with other new metropolitans.
Archbishop Wenski earned a B.A. Degree in Philosophy (1972), and Masters of Divinity (1975), from the Boynton Beach Seminary and in 1993 a MA from the School of Sociology of Fordham University in New York. He has also taken summer courses at the Catholic University of Lublin (Poland). Archbishop Wenski celebrated the weekly Mass in English for shut-ins at the Miami’s local ABC affiliate from 1992-1997.
Prior to his assignment in 2004 as Bishop of Orlando, he served as an Auxiliary Bishop in Miami from 1997-2003. His duties in the Archdiocese of Miami included serving on numerous boards including Catholic Hospice, Catholic Charities, Catholic Charities Legal Services, and St. Thomas University, and later as Coadjutor Bishop and Ordinary of Orlando, he also served as chair of CLINIC (Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.) (1998-2001), chair of the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops’ Committee on Migration (2001-2004); and chair of the conference’s Committee on International Policy (2004-2008) and currently he continues as a consultant to the Committee on Migration, and a member of the Conference’s Secretariat for the Church in Latin America , the committee for International Justice and Peace, and CLINIC (Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.)
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