Cheers erupted from the room at the Archdiocese of Denver where Catholic priests, seminary students and employees were anxiously awaiting the announcement of the pope from the Vatican in Rome.
Denver’s Roman Catholic archbishop says he’s grateful for the service of Pope Benedict XVI and says his impact on the church will be felt for generations.
It was a startling assertion that seemed an about-face from church doctrine: A Catholic hospital arguing in a Colorado court that twin fetuses that died in its care were not, under state law, human beings.
An anti-abortion group on Sunday held a walk to the Planned Parenthood building and others also rallied at the state Capitol. The rallies marked the 40th anniversary of the Roe V. Wade ruling.
Hundreds of mourners are gathered at vigils for the victims of the shootings at a suburban Denver theater showing the latest Batman movie on Friday.
Denver has a new archbishop to replace Archbishop Charles Chaput.
Denver’s new archbishop is being greeted with a series of ceremonies.
Pope Benedict XVI has named Samuel Aquila as the new Archbishop of Denver. If he’s confirmed, he’ll be coming back to Denver where he was ordained.