JOHN PAUL II named Bishop Raymond Roussin of Victoria as archbishop of Vancouver in British Columbia.
Bishop Roussin, 64, will succeed Archbishop Adam Exner, who reached the mandatory age of retirement of 75.
Archbishop-elect Roussin has been bishop of Victoria since March 1999. He had been named coadjutor of Victoria in September 1998. He was first named a bishop in 1995 to Gravelbourg, Saskatchewan, a position he held until that diocese’s dissolution in 1998.
In another appointment last week, the Pope named Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Naumann of St. Louis as coadjutor archbishop of Kansas City in Kansas. A coadjutor enjoys the right of succession when the incumbent retires or dies.