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With the naming today of Bishop Edward J. Burns as the 8th Bishop of Dallas, we begin a new chapter in the history of the Diocese of Dallas. Bishop Burns inherits a growing, dynamic and diverse diocese, one with members of the Body of Christ from every corner of the globe and many with deep roots in North Texas over many generations.
Bishop Burns brings great energy and enthusiasm to this new work and we pray that the Lord give him a good beginning to his ministry as our chief shepherd and sustain him all the way through to the end. Under his leadership may we continue to grow in our love for Jesus, who has called each of us by name to follow him.
May we grow in our love for one another and accompany each other on this challenging and joyful journey and help each other do the work the Lord calls us to do. May we go out to others, especially those who suffer, in the name of Jesus, to be the missionary disciples Pope Francis keeps challenging us to be.
And may we all arrive at the destiny the Lord gives us: to be with him forever “saints among the saints in the halls of heaven” and see him face to face.