The WSCC is pleased to share that Pope Francis has appointed Archbishop Paul Etienne, currently Archbishop of Anchorage, as Coadjutor Archbishop of Seattle. The Rite of Reception for Archbishop Etienne will be June 7 at St. James Cathedral, Seattle.We welcome Archbishop Etienne to Seattle and to the great state of Washington! Please read the announcement from Archbishop Sartain. Both Bishop Thomas Daly (Spokane) and Bishop Joseph Tyson (Yakima) shared their excitement to today’s announcement.
“Congratulations and welcome to Archbishop Paul Etienne. I’ve known Archbishop Etienne through our work together with Catholic Home Missions, as well as through the Region XII group of bishops in the United States. He is an excellent bishop and pastor; both the Archdiocese of Seattle and Archbishop Sartain will be blessed by his new ministry in Seattle.”
–Bishop Thomas Daly – Spokane
“I am pleased to welcome Archbishop Etienne to our state. The Archbishop’s past service as president of Catholic Rural Life will be a great asset as the bishops work together on such statewide issues as poverty, immigration, and our PREPARES pro-life ministry for women and children to age five.”