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Image gallery of
the installation

A message from Oakland’s new bishop
Student, priest, pastor, bishop
Bishop talks about immigration, liturgy, youth
Cordileone family shares memories of their favorite bishop
Calexico parishioners recall their pastor, ‘Father Sam’
Bishop Cordileone: from his earliest years
Saying goodbye to San Diego
The origins of the bishops’ office
Symbols of the bishop’s office

Catholic Voice
  May 11, 2009   •   VOL. 47, NO. 9   •   Oakland, CA
Archbishop Allen Vigneron: The transition from Oakland to Detroit Photo gallery: Installing the fourth bishop of the Oakland Diocese
“Let us live the truth in love, so that we may know the joy Christ wills for us.”
all photos by greg tarczynski

Bishop Cordileone accepts unconsecrated hosts from Rosavira Rojas, a representative of the Latino com-munity, during the Presentation of Gifts. In the background at left is the bishop’s new coat of arms.

Amanuel Paulos, a member of the Geez (Eritrean) community, gives one of the readings for the liturgy, from Isaiah 61: 1-3, in his native language, Trigrinya.

The official letter of appointment from Pope Benedict XVI to Bishop Cordileone, naming him bishop of Oakland.

Members of a special choir assembled for the installation liturgy lead the congregation in song.

LEFT: Representatives of several ethnic pastoral centers in the Oakland Diocese offer one another a Sign of Peace. ABOVE: After accepting the crozier as a sign of his new ministry as bishop of Oakland, Bishop Cordileone is embraced by Detroit Archbishop Vigneron.

Bishop Salvatore Cordileone elevates the sacred host at the May 5 Mass marking his installation as bishop of Oakland. Concelebrating with him are Archbishop Pietro Sambi (left), apostolic nuncio to the Unites States, and San Francisco Archbishop George Niederauer (right).

ABOVE: Priests listen intently to Bishop Cordileone during his homily. RIGHT: Bishop Cordileone stands with his predecessors, Archbishop Allen Vigneron of Detroit (center), who served as Oakland’s bishop from 2003 to January 2009, and Bishop Emeritus John Cummins, bishop of Oakland from 1977 to 2003. Behind them is retired San Francisco Archbishop John Quinn.

One of the more than 1,200 people attending the installation Mass kisses Bishop Cordileone’s ring during the reception.

Students from St. Elizabeth Elementary School in Oakland perform traditional folkloric dances on the cathedral plaza after the installation Mass.

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