The Nation

Seattle Archbishop Raymond G. Hunthausen may be retired and his auxiliary bishop named to another diocese in order to ease tensions in the archdiocese, a newspaper serving Roman Catholics reported. In its April 19 issue, the National Catholic Register said that Auxiliary Bishop Donald Wuerl, who was given authority over the diocese when the Vatican took issue with Hunthausen's views on homosexuality and divorce, will be given his own diocese and Hunthausen retired "after a face-saving grace period" during which he will have his powers restored. The archdiocese had no comment on the report.

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