Bishop Joseph M. Gilmore : First Native Bishop of Helena
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Papal Bull, addressed to the Archbishop of Portland, announces Bishop Gilmore's appointment to his position as Bishop of Helena. It is dated 16 December 1935. The Archbishop of Portland received one of the three papal bulls because the Diocese of Helena falls under the Province of Portland, Oregon. The Province of Portland includes the dioceses in the states of Oregon, Idaho, and Montana. Bishops of provinces will meet together to discuss matters ranging from the environment to the Pope's latest proclamation and then submit the results as letters and announcements to the public.
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Papal bull to Archbishop of PortlandPapal bull to Archbishop of Portland