Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Sheehan Reassures N.M.(Final)

Byline: Paul Logan Journal Staff Writer

Duties in Phoenix Only Temporary

Archbishop Michael Sheehan wants to reassure his flock that running the Diocese of Phoenix is only a temporary job.

The Archdiocese of Santa Fe leader said during a news conference Tuesday that he plans to split his time like a parent with two children.

"You try to make sure that you're taking care of the greatest need at a given moment," he said, recalling some Catholics' concern that he would go to the larger Diocese of Phoenix permanently.

Sheehan will be in Phoenix Saturday, Sunday and Monday, celebrating Masses in Spanish and English. He said he plans to begin the healing process by telephoning victims of abuse in Phoenix to formally apologize to them. …

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