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.- For the third time in four years a priest of the Archdiocese of Vancouver has been named a bishop, reported journalist Jeff Graham. Pope Benedict XVI named Fr. Gary Gordon as the new bishop of Whitehorse Jan. 5.

Bishop David Monroe of Kamloops and Bishop Richard Gagnon of Victoria were also Vancouver priests.

“I am deeply humbled, yet like all challenges, whether climbing mountains or pastoral ministry, it is another adventure of faith and life,” Fr. Gordon was quoted as saying. “With a grateful heart for all I have received in the Archdiocese of Vancouver, I will generously endeavor to be a good steward of what God entrusts to me in this new ministry.”

Archbishop Raymond Roussin of Vancouver called Fr. Gordon’s appointment an honor for the archdiocese. “We thank Bishop-elect Gary Gordon for his many years of dedicated service. We rejoice over this choice and at the same time regret his departure,” said the archbishop.

Fr. Gordon was born in Vancouver in 1957 and was ordained in 1982. Among his appointments, he served as pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Mission from 1988 until his appointment in 1992 as pastor of St. Mary’s Parish in Chilliwack.

A date for the episcopal ordination has not yet been announced.

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