Archbishop Blair in Providence for Pastoral Visit

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THE GIFT OF HIS PRESENCE: Archbishop Leonard Paul Blair, shepherd of the Archdiocese of Hartford and metropolitan of the Diocese of Providence, traveled to the Ocean State on Tuesday for a pastoral visit to the diocese. He met with Bishop Thomas J. Tobin, Auxiliary Bishop Robert C. Evans and other diocesan officials at the chancery. Born in Detroit, Archbishop Blair previously served as Bishop of Toledo, Ohio, and Auxiliary Bishop of Detroit before being installed as Archbishop of Hartford on Dec. 16, 2013. He also served as personal secretary to Cardinal Edmund Szoka and as an official of the Prefecture for Economic Affairs of the Holy See from 1994-1997.