- Sep 18, 2020
As he was installed as the new spiritual leader of the Archdiocese of St. Louis, Archbishop Mitchell T. Rozanski urged people to recall the words of Jesus to love one another in the face of social upheavals caused by the coronavirus pandemic, systemic racism and declining civil discourse.
The Archdiocese of St. Louis on Monday announced plans to resume in-person classes next month as one area Catholic school deals with a coronavirus outbreak.
Catholic officials say protesters calling for the removal of a statue of St. Louis’s namesake should consider all that the imperfect man did to help the poor and the sick.
Protesters on Saturday called for the removal of a statue of St. Louis’s namesake, a French king-turned-saint who burned manuscript copies of Jewish religious texts during the Middle Ages, while another group prayed for the monument to stay.
Bishop Mitchell T. Rozanski traveled from Springfield to the St. Louis Archdiocese as its newly named archbishop with this advice from his mother, Jean: “Don’t get a big head.”
Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Archbishop Robert J. Carlson of St. Louis and has named Bishop Mitchell T. Rozanski of Springfield, Massachusetts, as his successor.