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Bishop John Hannen

The Rt. Rev. John Hannen will be writing on Peace/Indigenous themes for the second week of Advent. He was bishop of the Diocese of Caledonia from 1981 to 2001. There he was adopted as a wolf member of Kwaxsuu. He held the name Lihlksim Matx Gibuu, which is translated as Wolf Shepherd. Bishop John resigned as bishop in 2001 to become rector of St. Barnabas’ Church in Victoria, Diocese of B.C., and to work with First Nations people in the Greater Victoria area. He retired in 2007, and is an Honorary Assistant at Christ Church Cathedral in Victoria.