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Pope removes Fairbanks from list of mission dioceses

November 12, 2019

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CWN Editor's Note: The Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples oversees the Church’s mission dioceses. Though no longer subject to the Congregation, “We’re still a mission diocese and we have missionary needs,” said Bishop Chad Zielinski . “We only have 18 priests serving 46 parishes. Three of those priests are over the age of 70. One of them is over the age of 90. So, we have a crisis, a clergy crisis.”

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  • Posted by: nix898049 - Nov. 13, 2019 7:39 PM ET USA

    Forget about the Amazon. We need to support Bishop Zielinski and the wonderful work he does serving the faithful in Alaska! God bless you, Bishop Chad!