PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Bishop Thomas Tobin sat down with Eyewitness News Anchor Mike Montecalvo recently to talk about the state of the Catholic church in Rhode Island.
Special Report: Bishop Tobin reflects on state of Catholic church in RI
The Bishop talked about the impact Pope Francis’ historic visit to American had on people here – and discussed the church’s growing problem involving the dwindling number of priests.
According to Tobin, “in the last seven years, including this year, we’ve lost 54 priests from active ministry in this Diocese. And that’s huge.”
See Mike’s full interview with Bishop Tobin in the video above.