Thursday, September 16, 2010

Hierarchy Update

The Holy See announced this morning that Bishop James Sartain, who had been the bishop of the diocese of Joliet, Illnois, will become the next archbishop of Seattle, replacing the retiring Alexander Brunett, who is beyond the mandatory retirement age of 75.

With this change, there are now nine bishops serving beyond 75: Justin Cardinal Rigali, Philadelphia, PA; Archbishop Eusebius Beltran, Oklahoma City, OK; Bishops Boland of Savannah, GA; Smith of Trenton, N.J.; Sevilla of Yakima; McCormack of Manchester, N.H.; Adamec of Altoona, PA; Bruskewitz of Lincoln, NE; Galeone of St. Augustine, FL. Bishop Smith of Trenton will be replaced by his coadjutor. Two bishops will reach the mandatory retirement age by the end of October: Zipfel of Bismarck, N.D. and Gettelfinger of Evansville, IN.

There are four vacant Latin Rite sees: San Antonio, TX, Rapid City, SD, Orlando, FL, and Joliet in Illinois.

1 comment:

  1. WOW. This is big news as Peter Sartain is my Bishop. I do admire him. Seattle is getting a worthy servant. The diocese is in a lot of flux right now, but Bishop Sartain has done a good job here.

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