Thursday, January 3, 2013

Diocese of Prince George prepares for new bishop

Archdiocese of Vancouver's 'loss' becomes northern capital's gain
Monsignor Stephen Jensen, bishop-elect of Prince George.
(Alistair Burns / The B.C. Catholic)
Pope Benedict XVI has appointed Monsignor Stephen Jensen, the Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Vancouver, to a new post as Bishop of Prince George. Alistair Burns reports:
“I’m delighted we have had a bishop appointed,” commented Father Richard Beaudette, OMI, the vicar general of the Diocese of Prince George.

Pope Benedict XVI has accepted the resignation of Bishop Gerald Wiesner, OMI. The bishop reached the retirement age of 75 in June 2012.
Father Beaudette remarked on the challenges for the Prince George faithful. In particular, the rising unemployment in the forestry sector has led to a state of “transiency, since people leave when the jobs leave.”
Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB, called the appointment “a great blessing to the Diocese of Prince George,” but “a loss for the Archdiocese of Vancouver.” 
Read the full article here.

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