Pope appoints Mark Hagemoen as new Catholic Bishop of Saskatoon
Hagemoen will replace Regina Archbishop Donald Bolen
Pope Francis has found a new bishop for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon.
Rev. Mark Hagemoen was named as bishop on Tuesday. Hagemoen has previously served as Bishop of Mackenzie-Fort Smith, an area that includes the Northwest Territories, parts of Nunavut and Saskatchewan's far north.
"The diocese of Saskatoon seems to be a very dynamic diocese, with a rich history, a strong Catholic legacy and culture," said Bishop Hagemoen in a news release. "I am looking forward to contributing to that legacy with all my might and energy."
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Hagemoen replaces Donald Bolen in the role, who was named as Archbishop of Regina last year.
Hagemoen was ordained as a priest in 1990 and has served as vicar of pastoral services and moderator of the curia in the Archdiocese of Vancouver.
He currently serves on the Canadian Catholic Aboriginal Council and the Northern Bishops Council.