Archbishop Thomas Wenski

Born in Lake Worth, Fla., Archbishop Thomas Wenski entered St. John Vianney Seminary in Miami at age 13. He was ordained a priest in 1976, he served at Corpus Christi Parish in Miami, where he spent the next 18 years working with Miami’s growing Haitian community. He even single-handedly put out the nation’s first Creole-language newspaper, Lavwa Katolik (The Catholic Voice). Becoming auxiliary bishop of Miami in 1997, and subsequently being named head of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Migration, allowed Archbishop Wenski to broaden his immigration advocacy. After being named coadjutor bishop of Orlando in 2003, and taking over as bishop in 2004, Archbishop Wenski returned to South Florida in 2010 as the Archdiocese of Miami’s fourth archbishop. 

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