Installed October 22, 2014. Bishop Thomas, had been serving as auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, succeeds Archbishop Leonard P. Blair, who in December, 2013, was installed as archbishop of Hartford in Connecticut.

Born, June 11, 1959, Manayunk/Philadelphia, PA. Parents, Francis P. Jr. and Ann A. (Weber) Thomas (both deceased). Brother, Francis P. Thomas III.

Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, Wynnewood, PA, receiving a BA and MA

Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome Italy, receiving S.T.L., Dogmatic Theology.

Ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, May 1985.

Assigned as Parochial Vicar, Saint Joseph Parish, Aston, PA, 1985-1987.

Assigned as an Official of the Congregation for Bishops at the Holy See, Vatican City State, 1990-2005.

Served as Adjunct Spiritual Director at the Pontifical North American College Seminary, Rome, Italy, 1990-2005.

Named Chaplain to His Holiness by Pope John Paul II, 1995.

Named Prelate of Honor by Pope John Paul II, 2005.

Assigned as Pastor, Our Lady of the Assumption Parish, Strafford, PA, 2005-2006.

Appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia and Titular Bishop of Bardstown, 2006.

Ordained to the Episcopacy, principal consecrator, Justin Cardinal Rigali, 2006.

Assigned as Regional Bishop to assist the Archbishop with pastoral responsibilities for the parishes which comprise three deaneries, and Assigned to Archdiocesan Pastoral Center to assist the Archbishop, 2006-2014.