Angelicum alumnus appointed Coadjutor of Seattle (U.S.A)
The Holy Father Francis appointed Coadjutor Archbishop of Seattle (U.S.A.) S.E. Archbishop Paul D. Etienne, until now Archbishop of Anchorage.
Bishop Paul D. Etienne was born on June 15, 1959 in Tell City, Indiana.
He completed his ecclesiastical studies at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome as a student of the Pontifical North American College (1988-1992). Subsequently he obtained a Licentiate in Spiritual Theology at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas in Rome (1995).
He was ordained a priest for the archdiocese of Indianapolis on 27 June 1992.
After ordination he was assistant pastor of Saint Barnabas Parish in Indianapolis (1992-1993), Episcopal Vicar for the Promotion of Vocations (1995-1998), parish priest of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in New Albany (1998-2008), Vice Rector of Simon Bruté College Seminary in Indianapolis (2008-2009).
On 19 October 2009 he was appointed Bishop of Cheyenne (Wyoming).
On 4 October 2016 he was appointed Archbishop of Anchorage (Alaska).
At the Episcopal Conference he is Chairman of the Subcommittee for Home Missions.