- Associated Press - Monday, June 1, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Roman Catholic Church bishop John C. Wester has bid an emotional farewell to Salt Lake City before for his new appointment in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Wester told his congregation Sunday that he’ll remember Utah as his starting place as he shared a quote about journeys from the poet T.S. Eliot.

Wester has led Utah’s Catholics since March 2007. He will be installed in his new position in Santa Fe Thursday.

The Salt Lake City Diocese announced last month that Wester will replace Archbishop Michael Sheehan in the Santa Fe post.

The 75-year-old Sheehan is retiring, more than 20 years after he was installed as archbishop in 1993.

Sheehan has said he plans to retire in Albuquerque.


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