We’re excited to share that volunteer news reporter Jenn Ruckel was on-location in Fairbanks late last year for the ordination of the new bishop for our diocese.
Bishop Chad Zielinski was ordained in Fairbanks this month. Click here to listen to the full recording of the Mass and ordination ceremony.
After more than a year without an official leader, the 18,000 Catholics in the 46 parishes of northern Alaska will now be led—for the first time in U.S. history—by an active duty military chaplain.
Pope Francis has asked Chad Zielinski—an active military chaplain at Eielson Air Force Base near Fairbanks—to lead the nation’s northernmost diocese.
Our Catholic supporters – especially those in the Upper Midwest! – may be interested to know that the Bishop of the Diocese of Fairbanks, of which…