Seattle Archbishop Alex Brunett will introduce his successor at a 9:30 a.m. news conference on Thursday.

Seattle Archbishop Alex Brunett will introduce his successor at a 9:30 a.m. news conference on Thursday.

The Archdiocese of Seattle announced Wednesday that Brunett’s resignation has been accepted by Pope Benedict XVI. Brunett announced his retirement earlier this year.

Check www.seattletimes.comThursday morning for updates.