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Statement from Bishop Michael Olson Regarding His Ad Limina Visit

Fort Worth Diocese

January 23, 2020

Tomorrow I will complete my first Ad Limina visit as the Bishop of Fort Worth. This has been a wonderful experience of collegiality and prayer with my brother bishops of Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. This week has provided me with grace through a 2 1/2 hour meeting with our Holy Father. I have had productive meetings with the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the Congregation for Clergy, and the Congregation for Bishops including a frank and honest meeting with the Prefect for Bishops. These meetings have affirmed my ministry as Bishop of Fort Worth and I look forward to...

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Bishop Olson embarks on first “ad limina” visit

Vatican Crest

January 15, 2020
by Susan Moses
North Texas Catholic

FORT WORTH — Bishop Michael Olson will travel to Rome for his first “ad limina apostolorum” visit, which begins January 20 and includes his 17 brother bishops from Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas.

Meaning “on the threshold of the Apostles,” the ad limina visit will incorporate a pilgrimage to the tombs of St. Peter and St. Paul, as well as Masses at the Rome basilicas of St. Peter, St. Paul Outside the Walls, St. John Lateran, and St. Mary Major.

Bishop Olson said offering Mass at the tombs of St. Peter and St. Paul is the most important aspect of the visit. “It’s an opportunity for the bishop, on behalf of the people, priests, and religious of his diocese, to pray with them...

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