Samuel J. Aquila
|The Most Reverend
Samuel Joseph Aquila
|Archbishop of Denver|
|Appointed||May 29, 2012|
|Installed||July 18, 2012|
|Ordination||June 5, 1976|
|Consecration||August 24, 2001
by Harry Joseph Flynn
September 24, 1950 |
|Motto||QUODCUMQUE DIXERIT FACITE (Do whatever he says)
— John 2:5
|Coat of arms|
|Ordination history of Samuel J. Aquila|
|Principal consecrator||Harry Joseph Flynn|
|Date of consecration||August 24, 2001|
|Stephen Jay Berg||February 27, 2014|
Samuel Joseph Aquila is an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He currently serves as the fifth archbishop of Denver. He previously served as the seventh bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fargo in North Dakota.
Aquila was born on September 24, 1950 in Burbank, California and ordained a priest in 1976 for the Archdiocese of Denver. From 1999 to 2001 he was the first rector of St. John Vianney Seminary in Denver and Chief Executive Officer of Our Lady of the New Advent Theological Institute. In 2000, Pope John Paul II named him an Honorary Prelate. In 2001 he was named coadjutor Bishop of Fargo and became Bishop of Fargo on March 18, 2002, succeeding Bishop James Sullivan.
On May 29, 2012, Aquila was named as the new archbishop of the Archdiocese of Denver in Colorado. Aquila was installed in a ceremony on July 18 at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception.
- Catholic Diocese of Sioux Falls
- Medlin, Marianne (May 29, 2012). "Pope appoints Fargo bishop to lead Denver archdiocese". Retrieved May 29, 2012.
- Draper, Electa (May 29, 2012). "Vatican names Samuel J. Aquila Catholic archbishop in Denver". Retrieved May 29, 2012.
|Catholic Church titles|
James Stephen Sullivan
|Bishop of Fargo
March 18, 2002 – July 18, 2012
|Archbishop of Denver
July 18, 2012 – present
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