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New bishop ordained for Canada's North

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  • March 19, 2018
Ordination of Bishop Jon Hansen, C Ss R

Newly ordained Bishop Jon Hansen of the Diocese of Mackenzie-Fort Smith, wearing a seal-skin mitre and locally made chasuble, addresses fellow bishops and the crowd gathered for his ordination in the gymnasium of St. Patrick’s High School in Yellowknife, N.W.T., on March 16.

Hansen, who was formerly pastor of Our Lady of Victory Parish in Inuvik, was appointed by Pope Francis in December and succeeds Bishop Mark Hagemoen, who was appointed Bishop of Saskatoon. Hansen was born and raised in Alberta before joining the Redemptorists and being ordained a priest in 2003. The Diocese of Mackenzie-Fort Smith, with 32 parishes and missions, covers much of Canada’s North. 

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