I am on my first "ad limina" visit to Rome with the bishops of Region VII of the United States (Indiana, Illinois, and Wisconsin). The "ad limina" visit takes place about five years (sometimes it is a bit longer) and is intended as an opportunity for bishops to meet with the Holy Father and officials of the various congregations, commissions, and councils of the Vatican and report on the work and life of our dioceses. This is video podcast is my first attempt at doing so. As such, there are a few technical difficulties: I'm too close to the camera and a bit overexposed. Please be nice to me with your comments. I promise to try and get better with all of this. Click the link below to get started.
Ad limina 2012 - Part 1
Bishops of Indiana as we wait to meet Pope Benedict XVI. From the left: Bishop Christopher Coyne of Indianapolis, Bishop Charles Thompson of Evansville, Bishop Kevin Rhoades of Fort Wayne-South Bend, Bishop Dale Melczek of Gary, and Bishop Tim Doherty of Lafayette.
Meeting of the Catholic bishops of Region VII at the Pontifical Council for the New Evangelization. In front on the left is Cardinal George of Chicago and in the center is Archbishop Salvatore Fisichella, president of the council.
Good looking guy in front of the Pantheon. On a bit of a walkabout.