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Archbishop Paul Etienne appointed for Seattle

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Apr 29, 2019 - Archbishop Etienne’s appointment was announced by the nuncio April 29; a “Rite of Reception” Mass will be celebrated June 7 at St. James Cathedral

Pope Francis has appointed Seattle Coadjutor Archbishop Paul Etienne as the archbishop of Seattle and accepted the resignation of Seattle Archbishop J. Peter Sartain.

The appointment and resignation were announced Sept. 3 in Washington by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States.

In April, Francis named Etienne, former archbishop of Anchorage, Alaska, to the role of coadjutor archbishop of the Archdiocese of Seattle. He was officially welcomed by the archdiocese during a Mass of reception June 7 at St. James Cathedral in Seattle.