11 July, 2011

Congratulations to new Quebec Bishops!

VATICAN CITY, 11 JUL 2011 (VIS) - The Holy Father:

 - Appointed Bishop Andre Gazaille, auxiliary of Montreal, Canada, as bishop of Nicolet (area 3,682, population 209,066, Catholics 203,035, priests 122, permanent deacons 25, religious 401), Canada. He succeeds Bishop Raymond Saint-Gelais, whose resignation from the pastoral care of the same diocese the Holy Father accepted, upon having reached the age limit.

 - Appointed Fr. Christian Lepine of the clergy of the archdiocese of Montreal, Canada, pastor of the parishes of "Notre-Dame-des-Champs" and "Purification-de-la-Bienheureuse-Vierge-Marie", and Fr. Thomas Dowd, also of the clergy of the archdiocese of Montreal, director of the archdiocesan formation service, as auxiliaries of Montreal (area 1,103, population 2,574,000, Catholics 1,640,000, priests 1,063, permanent deacons 100, religious 4,158). Bishop-elect Lepine was born in Montreal in 1951 and ordained a priest in 1983. Bishop-elect Dowd was born in Montreal in 1970 and ordained a priest in 2001.

1 comment:

  1. Question: Would Cardinal Ouellet have had a say in choosing auxillary bishops?

    I'm trying to pin down who these people are. Christian Lepine looks good. Apparently he has taught on the Theology of the Body. Fr. Dowd is a blogger priest, but I never really followed his blog. He doesn't appear to be really involved in the culture wars in any significant way (but then his blog archives are down as he revamps his site). And I know nothing about Andre Gazaille. I would like to know more about him.

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