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Pope Francis appoints coadjutor archbishop of Seattle

SEATTLE – Archbishop J. Peter Sartain today welcomed the appointment of Archbishop Paul D. Etienne, currently archbishop of Anchorage, Alaska, as coadjutor archbishop of Seattle. Archbishop Etienne was appointed by Pope Francis to eventually succeed Archbishop Sartain, who requested a coadjutor archbishop due to ongoing health challenges. The appointment was…

Archbishop Sartain releases Easter video message

SEATTLE – Archbishop J. Peter Sartain has released an Easter video message. “Every one of us, because of the grace and mercy of God, can begin again, and God will lovingly receive us,” the archbishop says in the video. “Easter is our proclamation of the new life that God never…

Archbishop Sartain releases Holy Week video message

SEATTLE – Archbishop J. Peter Sartain has released a Holy Week video message. “Holy Week is its own kind of pilgrimage, the most important of the year,” the archbishop says in the video. “If you’ve never participated in Holy Week in your parish, or if it’s been many years, I…