Pope Francis has named Mark Hagemoen the new Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon.
Hagemoen becomes the eighth bishop in the city’s history, replacing Donald Bolen who left the post last fall to become Archbishop of Regina.
“The first priority upon coming to the diocese of Saskatoon will be to get to know the diocese, to listen and to meet people,” said Hagemoen in a media release.
Hagemoen was born and raised in Vancouver. After completing his Masters of Divinity degree in London, Ontario, he returned to the west coast and was ordained as a priest in 1990.
In 2004, he was appointed for the Archdiocese of Vancouver to several administrative roles.
Since 2014, Hagemoen has served as Bishop of Mackenzie-Fort Smith, a diocese that includes the Northwest Territories, the northern edge of Saskatchewan and western sections of Nunavut.
The date for the installation ceremony in Saskatoon has not yet been set.