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:

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.


  • NEWSNEWSMore>>

  • Flood cleanup begins in Phoenix after heavy storms

    Flood cleanup begins in Phoenix after heavy storms

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 2:44 PM EDT2014-08-20 18:44:09 GMT
    Workers at a farm saw hundreds of cactuses sweep away in a flood. Drivers on Arizona's main north-south freeway watched in shock as muddy waters submerged the road. Rescuers across the state rushed to save...More >>
    Residents began cleaning up Wednesday from devastating flooding that slammed Arizona a day earlier, trapping people in vehicles and homes and washing away thousands of cactuses at a farm north of Phoenix.More >>
  • Holder: 'Change is coming' after police shooting

    Holder: 'Change is coming' after police shooting

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 2:33 PM EDT2014-08-20 18:33:39 GMT
    Police and protesters in Ferguson were finally able to share the streets again at night, putting aside for at least a few hours some of the hostility that had filled those hours with tear gas and smoke.More >>
    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is meeting with college students as part of his trip to Missouri stemming from a white police officer's fatal shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old.More >>
  • Obama: US won't stop confronting Islamic State

    Obama: US won't stop confronting Islamic State

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 2:24 PM EDT2014-08-20 18:24:41 GMT
    Militants with the Islamic State extremist group have beheaded American journalist James Foley and are threatening to kill another hostage in retaliation for U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq.More >>
    The United States stood firm Wednesday in its fight against Islamic State militants who beheaded a U.S. journalist in Iraq, pledging to continue attacking the group despite its threats to kill another American hostage....More >>
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.