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Official News Magazine of the Diocese of Spokane

Deacon Eric Meisfjord, Editor
P.O. Box 48, Spokane WA 99210
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Bishops on retreat

the Inland Register

(From the Jan. 14, 2010 edition of the Inland Register)

The bishops of Region XII gathered the week of Jan. 3-11 for their annual retreat, at Palisades Retreat Center in Federal Way, Wash. Pictured after Mass on Friday morning, Jan. 8, are, standing, from left, Bishop Robert Vasa, Baker, Ore.; Auxiliary Bishop Eusebio Elizondo, Seattle; Bishop Michael Warfel, Great Falls-Billings, Mont.; Auxiliary Bishop Kenneth Steiner, Portland, Ore.; Bishop Carlos Sevilla, Yakima, Wash.; Bishop Michael Driscoll, Boise, Idaho; Archbishop Emeritus Francis Hurley, Anchorage, Alaska; Archbishop John Vlazny, Portland, Ore.; Bishop Donald Kettler (in back), Fairbanks, Alaska; Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Tyson, Seattle; Bishop George Thomas, Helena, Mont.; Archbishop Roger Schwietz, Anchorage, Alaska; Deacon Owen Cummins, retreat master, Portland, Ore.; and Bishop Skylstad. Seated, from left, are Bishop Emeritus Thomas Connolly, Baker, Ore., and Archbishop Emeritus Raymond Hunthausen, Seattle. Not pictured: Archbishop Alex Brunett, Seattle, and Bishop Ed Burns, Juneau, Alaska. (IR photo courtesy of Bishop Skylstad)


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