Archbishop Paul Etienne

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Bishops call for ‘universal nuclear disarmament’ on anniversary of treaty

Jan 23, 2024

By Daniel Payne

The treaty “is another historic step on the journey toward hope, toward the light, toward a world free of nuclear... Read more


Make nuclear disarmament a priority, Catholic bishops urge G7 Summit

May 19, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

Four Catholic bishops from the U.S. and Japan called for G7 leaders who are meeting in Nagasaki to take action... Read more

Archbishop Paul Etienne. CNA file photo.

Seattle archdiocese suspends all public Masses amid coronavirus pandemic

Mar 11, 2020

The Archdiocese of Seattle will indefinitely suspend public Masses in response to the coronavirus pandemic, which has left at least... Read more

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After LGBT teachers resign, Seattle archbishop says teachers must be Gospel witnesses

Feb 21, 2020

By Jonah McKeown

After students at a Catholic high school in Washington state staged protests in support of two teachers who resigned their... Read more

Archbishops Sartain and Etienne. CNA file photos.

Pope Francis accepts resignation of Sartain of Seattle for medical reasons

Sep 3, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis Tuesday accepted the resignation of Archbishop J. Peter Sartain of Seattle, who will be succeeded by Archbishop Paul... Read more

Archbishops Paul Etienne and J. Peter Sartain at a press conference on April 29, 2019. Image courtesy of Archdiocese of Seattle.

‘I am a pastor at heart’ Seattle's coadjutor Etienne tells press conference

Apr 29, 2019

Archbishop Paul Etienne was welcomed to Seattle April 29, during a press conference hosted by Seattle’s Archbishop James Peter Sartain.  Read more

Bishop Paul D. Etienne. CNA file photo.

Archbishop Etienne of Anchorage named coadjutor of Seattle

Apr 29, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis Monday appointed Archbishop Paul D. Etienne of Anchorage to be coadjutor archbishop of the Archdiocese of Seattle.  Read more

Newly appointed metropolitan archbishops from around the world at a Mass with Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square to recieve their pallia, June 29, 2017.

New US archbishops look forward to serving God in their local Churches

Jun 29, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

Newly-appointed metropolitan archbishops from around the world received the traditional woolen vestment called a pallium during a special Mass with... Read more