Anchorage Archbishop Emeritus Francis Hurley celebrated his 45th anniversary as a bishop on March 19 with a special luncheon at the Hotel Captain Cook in downtown Anchorage. Attending the gathering were Anchorage Archbishop Roger Schwietz, Archbishop Hurley’s long-time secretary Joann White, two of Archbishop Hurley’s nephews and many of the priests of the Anchorage Archdiocese.
Archbishop Hurley’s 45th anniversary as a bishop comes on the heels of his 88th birthday, celebrated Jan. 12. With nearly nine decades behind him, he still begins each day presiding over Mass at his private chapel in his Anchorage home. Check out the upcoming April issue of the Catholic Anchor to learn more about Archbishop Hurley.