New Auxiliary Bishops for Seattle Named

Resignation of Brooklyn Auxiliary Accepted

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VATICAN CITY, MAY 12, 2005 ( Benedict XVI named two auxiliary bishops for the Archdiocese of Seattle, and accepted the resignation of an auxiliary bishop in Brooklyn, announced the Vatican.

Father Joseph Tyson and Father Eusebio L. Elizondo were named the new auxiliary bishops of Seattle, and the resignation of Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Sullivan of Brooklyn, 75, was accepted, reported the Vatican press office today.

Joseph Tyson was born in Moses Lake, Washington, on Oct. 16, 1957.

He attended the University of Washington, where he earned degrees in communications and journalism, and in international studies. He completed his priestly formation at the Theological College, the national seminary of the Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., and was ordained a priest of the Seattle Archdiocese June 10, 1989.

In 1996 he was named pastor of St. Edward parish. The following year he accepted responsibility for St. George and St. Paul parishes in Seattle.

Eusebio Elizondo was born Aug. 8, 1954, at Victoria, Tamaulipas, in Mexico. He was in the novitiate of the Missionaries of the Holy Spirit, in Mexico City, from 1972 to 1974. He completed studies in philosophy in Guadalajara, and theology at the Gregorian University, Rome, earning a degree in canon law.

After making his religious profession, he was ordained a priest Aug. 18, 1984, in Mexico City. He was assigned to the novitiate at Queretaro, Mexico, and in then in California, where he was rector of Theology.

In 1998 he became pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe parish, Oxnard, California, and in 2000 was named pastor of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton parish in Bothell, Washington.

Joseph Sullivan was born March 23, 1930 in Brooklyn, New York. He studied at Immaculate Conception Seminary, Huntington, New York, and was ordained a priest of the Brooklyn Diocese June 2, 1956.

He was appointed and ordained auxiliary bishop of Brooklyn in 1980.

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