DENVER — In his role as Denver’s new shepherd, Archbishop Samuel Aquila told the archdiocese that his hope for the community is that they follow Christ above all else.
“My vision ... is the same vision that was given to us 2,000 years ago,” Archbishop Aquila said during the homily of his installation Mass July 18.
“That is that Christ is always to come first,” he told the hundreds gathered in the Basilica Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. “And we are to proclaim this Gospel; we are to do whatever he tells us.”
He urged locals to not view their faith in Christ “as a private act,” but as a public witness of “choosing to stand with the Lord, so as to live with him.”
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