VATICAN CITY (EWTN News/CNA)—Archbishop Charles Chaput is using his December ad limina visit to Rome to pause, pray and reflect upon the whirlwind that has surrounded him these past six months.
“2011 has been an extraordinary year of change for me. The world seemed to stop on July 5 and turned my life upside down,” Archbishop Chaput told EWTN News while in Rome.
That was the morning he received the phone call from the U.S. papal nuncio informing him that Pope Benedict XVI wanted him to leave the Archdiocese of Denver and head the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
“Since then, the time has passed very quickly,” he said. “It’s hard to imagine that it’s already December and the year’s almost...READ MORE