FARGO, N.D. — Msgr. John Folda, who will be installed tomorrow as bishop of the Fargo Diocese, looks forward to promoting the Catholic faith in eastern North Dakota.
“My challenge will really be how to implement the New Evangelization here in the Diocese of Fargo and to help the faith to flourish,” Bishop-elect Folda told Catholic News Agency June 17.
“I hope I can ... positively promote and share the faith with others,” he said, noting the example of his own longtime bishop, Fabian Bruskewitz of the Lincoln Diocese.
On April 8, Pope Francis appointed Msgr. Folda the eighth bishop of Fargo, succeeding Bishop Samuel Aquila, who was transferred to the Denver Archdiocese in 2012.