Dubuque Archbishop is learning his way around Iowa - KWWL - Eastern Iowa Breaking News, Weather, Closings

Dubuque Archbishop is learning his way around Iowa

Posted: Updated:
DUBUQUE (KWWL) -

On May 30, 2013, Bishop Michael Jackels was installed as the new Archbishop of Dubuque. Since becoming Archbishop of Dubuque, Jackels has been learning about the state of Iowa and experiencing things for the first time.

"I have experienced fish flies, so that's something new for me," he said. "I have not gotten used to the humidity, it is a lot more humid here then it is in Kansas." Jackels said.

When he is not exploring and learning about Dubuque and its surrounding communities, the Archbishop is meeting up with different church officials. He says it's something that is important to his learning process.

"I have told people I hope to take this first year to look, to listen, and to learn," he said. "Because really a Diocese, while we have the same product, if you will, as Wichita or Lincoln or where-ever, they have their own unique personalities and characters. I need to take the time and learn that." Jackels said.

Archbishop Jackels hopes through his learning he will be able to further strengthen faith formation within the community.

Last month the Archbishop made a special trip to Rome. On the trip, Pope Francis presented Jackels and 33 other new Archbishops from around the world with a ceremonial woolen band called a Pallium. Jackels says a Pallium symbolizes the link between the Pope and Archbishops around the world.

 

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KWWL. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Sandy Youngblut at 319-291-1259. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.