26 February 2008

Overview: Province of Washington (State)

The Province of the state of Washington includes the metropolitan - the Archdiocese of Seattle - and its 2 suffragan Dioceses: Spokane and Yakima.

Archbishop Alexander Joseph Brunett (74) is the ordinary of the Archdiocese of Seattle. He has held this position for over 10 years. He is assisted by two Auxiliary Bishops: Elizondo Almaguer (53) and Tyson (50). Both have been in their posts for less than 3 years.

The Diocese of Spokane is led by Bishop William Stephen Skylstad who turns 74 this coming Sunday.

Bishop Carlos Arthur Sevilla, S.J. (72) is the head of the Diocese of Yakima.

This province is not likely to see any changes in its hierarchy this year. Next year, however, is a different story. Both Archbishop Brunett and Bishop Skylstad will turn 75 and may well retire and have replacements named in 2009.
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