His Holiness Pope Francis has appointed
Reverend Father Jon Hansen, C.Ss.R.,
as Bishop of Mackenzie-Fort Smith
His Holiness Pope Francis has appointed the Reverend Father Jon Hansen, C.Ss.R., as Bishop of Mackenzie-Fort Smith. This news was published at noon, Friday, 15 December 2017, Rome time.
Bishop-Elect Jon,On behalf of the clergy, religious and faithful of the Eparchy of Saskatoon, I wish to express our sincere congratulations on the wonderful news just before Christmas for the North and for Canada and the whole church. May the Mother of God be a Perpetual Help to you in your continued ministry.+Bryan
(CCCB – Ottawa)… His Holiness Pope Francis today named Father Jon Hansen, C.Ss.R., Bishop of the Diocese of Mackenzie-Fort Smith. At the time of his appointment, he was pastor of Our Lady of Victory parish in Inuvik, Northwest Territories. Bishop-elect Hansen succeeds the Most Reverend Mark A. Hagemoen who was appointed Bishop of Saskatoon on 12 September 2017. Since then Bishop Hagemoen has also served as Apostolic Administrator of Mackenzie-Fort Smith.