The Vatican announced today that Pope Benedict XVI has appointed Fr. Joseph Tyson and Fr. Eusebio L. Elizondo M.Sp.S, as new auxiliary bishops for the 904,000-member Archdiocese of Seattle.

Frs. Tyson and Elizondo, pastors of St. Edward, St. George and St. Paul, and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton parishes, respectively, will join Archbishop Alex J. Brunett in shepherding the Archdiocese--home to 313 priests, 98 deacons and 585 religious brothers and sisters.

Bishop-elect Tyson, originally from Moses Lake, WA, was ordained to the priesthood in 1989, while Bishop-elect Elizondo, from Victoria, Mexico, was ordained in 1984.