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Appointments and Installations

2017


Chaldean Eparchy of Mar Addai of Toronto

The Holy Father has appointed Msgr Emanuel Shaleta as Eparchial Bishop of the Chaldean Catholic Eparchy of Saint Peter the Apostle of San Diego (USA) on August 9, 2017.

The Most Reverend Francis Kalabat, Eparchial Bishop of the Chaldean Eparchy of Saint Thomas the Apostle of Detroit, will serve as Apostolic Administrator, sede vacante, for the Chaldean Catholic Eparchy of Mar Addai Toronto

Saint-Hyacinthe

The Holy Father accepted the resignation of H.E. Francois Lapierre, according to can. 401 § 1, and appointed Rev. Christian Rodembourg, presently Pastor of the Co-Cathedral St Anthony of Padoua in Longueuil, Bishop of Saint-Hyacinthe (QC), on June 29, 2017.

Peterborough

The Holy Father appointed H.E. Daniel J. Miehm, actually Auxiliary Bishop of Hamilton, Bishop of Peterborough, on March 10, 2017.

H.E. Daniel J. Miehm was installed as Bishop of Peterborough on April 19, 2017.

Calgary

The Holy Father accepted the resignation of H.E. Frederick Henry, Bishop of Calgary, according to can. 401,§ 1, and appointed H.E. William McGrattan,  Bishop of Peterborough, Bishop of Calgary, on January 4, 2017.

H.E. William McGrattan was installed as Bishop of Calgary on February 27, 2017.

 

 

2016


Québec

The Holy Father has appointed the Reverend Fr. Louis Corriveau, presently Pastor at Saint-Bernardin-de-Sienne (QC), Titular Bishop of Arena and Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Québec on October 25, 2016.

The Holy Father has appointed the Reverend Fr. Marc Pelchat, presently Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Québec, Titular Bishop of Lambesi and Auxiliary Bishops of the Archdiocese of Québec on October 25, 2016.

H.E. Louis Corriveau and H.E. Marc Pelchat were installed as Auxiliary Bishops of Québec on December 8, 2016.

Regina

The Holy Father appointed H.E. Donald Bolen, Bishop of Saskatoon, Metropolitan Archbishop of Regina (SK), on July 11, 2016.

H.E. Donald Bolen was installed as Archbishop of Regina on October 14, 2016.

Gaspé

The Holy Father accepted the resignation of H.E. Jean Gagnon, Bishop of Gaspé, according to can. 401,§ 1, and appointed H.E. Gaétan Proulx, o.s.m., Auxiliary Bishop of Québec, Bishop of Gaspé, on July 2, 2016.

H.E. Gaétan Proulx was installed as Bishop of Gaspé on September 16, 2016.

Toronto

The Holy Father has appointed Reverend Robert Kasun, C.S.B., presently Pastor at St. Alphonsus-St. Clare Church in Edmonton (AB), Titular Bishop of Lavello and Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Toronto on June 17, 2016.

H.E. Robert Kasun was installed as Auxiliary Bishop of Toronto on September 12, 2016.

Kamloops

The Holy Father accepted the resignation of H.E. David J.J. Monroe, according to can. 401 § 1, and appointed Rev. Joseph Nguyen, presently Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Vancouver, Bishop of Kamloops (BC), on June 1, 2016.

H.E. Joseph Nguyen was installed as Bishop of Kamloops on August 26, 2016.

Eparchy of the Catholic Slovaks of the Byzantine Rite in Canada

The Holy Father has appointed Most Reverend John PAZAK C.Ss.R., at the present Bishop for Catholic Slovaks of the Byzantine Rite in Canada, Bishop of the “Holy Mary of Protection” Byzantine Eparchy of Phoenix (Arizona, United States of America) on May 7, 2016.

H.E. Msgr John PAZAK has also been appointed Apostolic Administrator ‘sede vacante” for Catholic Slovaks of the Byzantine Rite in Canada.

Montréal

The Holy Father has appointed Reverend Msgr Alain Faubert, presently Pastor of Saint-Germain Parish in Montréal, as Auxiliary Bishop pf the Archdiocese of Montréal on April 19, 2016.

H.E. Alain Faubert was installed as Auxiliary Bishop of Montréal on June 15, 2016.

Military Ordinariate

The Holy Father accepted the resignation of H.E. Donald Thériault, according to can. 401,§ 2, and appointed Rev. Scott McCaig, C.C., presently General Superior of the Companions of the Cross, Bishop of the  Roman Catholic Military Ordinariate of Canada, on April 8, 2016.

H.E. Scott McCaig was installed as Bishop of the Military Ordinariate on May 31, 2016.

Hearst and Moosonee

The Holy Father accepted the resignation of H.E. Vincent Cadieux, O.M.I., Bishop of the dioceses of Hearst and Moosonee, according to can. 401,§ 1, and appointed Rev. Robert Bourgon, presently Vicar General of the Diocese of Sault Sainte-Marie, Bishop of Hearst and Administrator of Moosonee, on February 2, 2016.

H.E. Robert Bourgon was installed as Bishop of Hearst on April 25, 2016.

Exarchate for Syro-Catholics

The Holy Father has erected the Apostolic Exarchate for Syro-Catholics faithful in Canada, and has appointed Rev. Father Antoine Nassif, at present Rector of the Patriarchal Seminary of Charfet (Lebanon) its first Apostolic Exarch, on January 7, 2016.

Eparchy Syro-Malankara Catholics

The Holy Father has elevated the Exarchate of the Syro-Malankara Catholics in the United States to the rank of an Eparchy, including the territory of Canada, on January 4, 2016. The Holy Father has also appointed the Most Reverend Thomas Mar Eusebius, until now Apostolic Exarch and Apostolic Visitator for the Syro-Malankara Catholics in Canada and Europe, first Eparch of St. Mary, Queen of Peace, of USA and Canada.

 

 

2015

Saint-Jean-Longueuil

The Holy Father has appointed Reverend Claude Hamelin, presently Vicar General of the Diocese of Saint-Jean-Longueuil, Auxiliary Bishop of the same diocese on December 22, 2015.

H.E. Claude Hamelin was installed as Bishop of Saint-Jean-Longueuil on March 18, 2016.

Whitehorse

The Holy Father has appointed Reverend Héctor Vila, presently Rector of Redemptoris Mater Seminary in Toronto, Bishop of Whitehorse (Yukon Territories) on November 27, 2015.

H.E. Héctor Vila was installed as Bishop of Whitehorse on February 7, 2016.

Sault Sainte-Marie

The Holy Father accepted the resignation of H.E. Jean-Louis Plouffe, according to can. 401,§ 1, and appointed Most Rev. Marcel Damphousse, presently Bishop of the diocese of Alexandria-Cornwall, Bishop of Sault Sainte-Marie, on November 12, 2015.

H.E. Marcel Damphousse was installed as Bishop of Sault Sainte-Marie on January 13, 2015.

Joliette

The Holy Father has appointed the Most Reverend Raymond Poisson, presently Auxiliary Bishop of Saint-Jérôme, Bishop of Joliette (QC) on September 8, 2015.

H.E. Raymond Poisson was installed as Bishop of Joliette on November 4, 2015.

Apostolic Exarchate

The Holy Father has erected the Apostolic Exarchate for Syro-Malabar faithful in Canada, with its See in Mississauga (ON) and has appointed Rev. Jose Kalluvelil, from the Eparchy of Palghat (India) its first Apostolic Exarch, on August 6,2015.

H.E. Jose Kalluvelil was installed Apostolic Exarch in Mississauga on September 19, 2015.

Rimouski

The Holy Father has appointed the Most Reverend Denis Grondin, presently Auxiliary Bishop of Québec, Archbishop of Rimouski (QC) on May 4, 2015.

H.E. Denis Grondin was installed as Archbishop of Rimouski on June 14, 2015.

London

The Holy Father has appointed the Rev. Fr. Jósef Dabrowski, C.S.M.A., actually Superior of the North American Vice-Province of `St. Kateri Tekakwitha` of the Congregation of St. Michael Archangel and Pastor of St. Mary`s Parish (London), Auxiliary Bishop of the diocese of London, assigning him the Titular See of Case of Numidia, on January 30, 2015.

H.E. Jósef Dabrowski was installed as Auxiliary Bishop of London at Saint Peter Cathedral Basilica in London,  on April 14, 2015.

Chaldean Eparchy of Mar Addai of Toronto

The Holy Father has appointed the Rev. Chorbishop Emanuel Shaleta as Eparchial Bishop of the Chaldean Catholic Eparchy of Mar Addai of Toronto, actually Pastor of St. George Chaldean parish in Shelby Township (Michigan, USA) on January 15, 2015.

H.E.  Emanuel Shaleta was ordained Bishop in Iraq on February 6 in Saint Joseph Chaldean Cathedral, Baghdad. He was installed as Eparchial Bishop of the Chaldeans in Canada at Good Shepherd Chaldean Cathedral, North York, Ontario, March 4, 2015.

 

 

2014

 

Victoria

The Holy Father has appointed the Most Reverend Gary Gordon, presently Bishop of Whitehorse (Y.T.), Bishop of Victoria (B.C.) on June 14, 2014.

The Most Reverend Gary Gordon was installed as Bishop of Victoria at St. Andrew’s Cathedral, Victoria, B.C., August 28, 2014.

Chaldean Eparchy of Mar Addai of Toronto

The Holy Father accepted the resignation of H.E. Msgr. Hanna Zora, from the pastoral government of the Chaldean Eparchy of Mar Addai of Toronto, according to can. 210,§ 1 of the Code of Canons of the Eastern Churches, and appointed Rev. Daoud Baffro, presently Vicar General and Pastor of the Holy Family’s Chaldean Parish in Windsor (ON), as Apostolic Administrator sede vacante et ad nutum Sanctae Sedis of the same Eparchy, without Episcopal character, on May 3, 2014.

Peterborough

The Holy Father accepted the resignation of H.E. Msgr. Nicola De Angelis, C.F.I.C, from the pastoral government of the diocese of Peterborough, according to can. 401,§ 1 of the Code of Canon Law, and appointed Msgr. William Terrence McGrattan, presently Auxiliary Bishop of Toronto, Bishop of Peterborough, on April 8, 2014.

Bishop William McGrattan was installed in the Cathedral of St-Peter-in-Chains in Peterborough on June 23, 2014. read more

Ottawa

The Holy Father has appointed the Reverend Christian Riesbeck, C.C., presently Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Ottawa (ON), Titular Bishop of Tipasa of Numidia and Auxiliary Bishop of the same Archdiocese, on January 7, 2014.

H. E. Christian Riesbeck, C.C. was installed as Auxiliary Bishop of Ottawa at Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica in Ottawa, on March 19, 2014.

 

 

2013

 

Winnipeg

The Holy Father has appointed the Most Reverend Richard Gagnon, presently Bishop of Victoria (B.C.), Archbishop of Winnipeg on October 28, 2013.

Mackenzie-Fort Smith

The Holy Father has appointed the Reverend Msgr. Mark Hagemoen, presently President of Corpus Christi and St. Mark’s Colleges in Vancouver, Bishop of Mackenzie-Fort Smith on October 15, 2013.

Eparchy of St. George

The Holy Father, receiving the petition of the Synod of the Romanian Greek Catholic Church, has extended the canonical jurisdiction of the Eparchy of St. Georges the Martyr in Candon (Ohio, USA) to the entire territory of Canada for the Romanian faithful, on April 23, 2013.

Hamilton

The Holy Father has appointed the Reverend Daniel J. Miehm, presently pastor of St. Benedict Parish in Milton, diocese of Hamilton, Ontario, Titular Bishop of Gor and Auxiliary Bishop of the same Diocese, on February 20, 2013.

Churchill-Hudson Bay

The Holy Father accepted the resignation of H.E. Msgr. Reynald Rouleau, O.M.I., according to can. 401,§ 1 of the Code of Canon Law, and appointed Msgr. Wieslaw Anthony Krótki, O.M.I., presently Pastor of St. Stephen’s Parish in Igloolik (Nunavut), Bishop of Churchill-Hudson Bay, on February 16, 2013.

Bathurst

The Holy Father has appointed the Reverend Daniel Jodoin, presently Pastor of the Good Shepherd Parish of the Archdiocese of Sherbrooke, Bishop of Bathurst, on January 22, 2013.

Eparchy of the Maronites

The Holy Father accepted the resignation of H.E. Bishop Joseph Khoury, according to can. 210 § 1 of the CCEO, and appointed the Rev. Father Marwan Tabet, presently General Councelor of the Missionaries of Lebanon and Director of the Immigration and Development Office of the Maronite Patriarchate, Bishop of the Eparchy of the Maronites in Canada, on January 10, 2013.

At the same time, His Holiness appointed Bishop Khoury Apostolic Administrator “sede vacante” of the same Eparchy until the taking canonical possession by the new Bishop.

Prince George

The Holy Father accepted the resignation of H.E. Msgr. Gerald Wiesner, according to can. 401,§ 1 of the Code of Canon Law, and appointed Msgr. Stephen Jensen, presently Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Vancouver, Bishop of Prince George, on January 3, 2013.

 

 

2012

 

Keewatin-Le Pas

 The Holy Father has appointed the Most Reverend Murray Chatlain, presently Bishop of Mackenzie-Fort Smith, Archbishop of Keewatin-Le Pas and, at the same time, Apostolic Administrator of Mackenzie-Fort Smith, on December 6, 2012.

Timmins

 The Holy Father has appointed the Reverend Serge Poitras, presently Official of the Congregation for the Bishops in Rome, Bishop of Timmins in Ontario, on November 10, 2012.

Saint Paul

 The Holy Father has appointed the Reverend Paul Terrio, presently President of the Newman Theological College of the Archdiocese of Edmonton, Bishop of Saint Paul in Alberta, on October 18, 2012.

Keewatin-Le Pas

 The Holy Father accepted the resignation of H.G. Msgr. Sylvain Lavoie, O.M.I., as Archbishop of Keewatin–Le Pas, Manitoba, according to can. 401,§ 2 of the Code of Canon Law, and appointed Rev. Fr. William Stang, O.M.I., presently Vicar General and Chancellor, Apostolic Administrator on July 16, 2012.

Edmonton

 The Holy Father has appointed the Reverend Gregory Bittman, presently Chancellor of Archdiocese of Edmonton, Titular Bishop of Caltadria and Auxiliary Bishop of the same Archdiocese on July 14, 2012.

Alexandria-Cornwall

 The Holy Father has appointed Reverend Marcel Damphousse, presently Pastor of the Cathedral of Saint-Boniface, Bishop of Alexandria-Cornwall in Ontario on June 28, 2012.

Moncton

 The Holy Father has accepted the demission of His Grace André Richard, s.c.s, according to Can. 401 § 1, and appointed His Excellency Msgr. Valéry Vienneau, presently Bishop of Bathurst, new Archbishop of Moncton, on June 15, 2012.

Toronto

 The Holy Father has appointed Monsignor Wayne Kirkpatrick, until now Chancellor of St. Catharines, Auxiliary Bishop of Toronto on May 18, 2012.

Saint-Jérôme

 The Holy Father has appointed Reverend Raymond Poisson Auxiliary Bishop of Saint-Jérôme in Québec on May 1, 2012.

Montreal

 The Holy Father has accepted the resignation of His Eminence Cardinal Jean-Claude Turcotte and appointed Most Reverend Christian Lépine, presently Auxiliary Bishop of Montreal, Archbishop of Montreal in Québec on March 20, 2012.

Trois-Rivières

 The Holy Father has accepted the resignation of Most Reverend Martin Veillette and appointed Most Reverend Luc Bouchard, presently Bishop of Saint Paul, Bishop of Trois-Rivières in Québec on February 2, 2012.

Mont-Laurier

 The Holy Father has accepted the resignation of Most Reverend Vital Massé and appointed Most Reverend Paul Lortie, presently Auxiliary Bishop of Québec, Bishop of Mont-Laurier in Québec on February 2, 2012.

 

 

2011

 

Valleyfield

 The Holy Father has appointed Most Reverend Noël Simard, until now Auxiliary Bishop of Sault Ste-Marie, Bishop of Valleyfield in Québec on December 30, 2011.

Auxiliary Bishops of Québec

 The Holy Father has appointed Reverend Fr. Gaétan Proulx, O.S.M. and Reverend Fr. Denis Grondin Jr. Auxiliary Bishops of the Archdiocese of Québec on December 12, 2011.

Gatineau

 The Holy Father has accepted the resignation of Most Reverend Roger Ébacher and appointed Most Reverend Paul-André Durocher, until now Bishop of Alexandria-Cornwall, Archbishop of Gatineau in Québec on October 12, 2011.

Sherbrooke

 The Holy Father has accepted the resignation of Most Reverend André Gaumond and appointed Most Reverend Luc Cyr, until now Bishop of Valleyfield, Archbishop of Sherbrooke in Québec on July 26, 2011.

Auxiliary Bishops of Montreal

 Rev. Christian Lépine and Rev. Thomas Dowd were appointed Auxiliary Bishops of Montreal on July 11, 2011.

Nicolet

 Most Reverend André Gazaille was appointed Bishop of Nicolet on July 11, 2011.

Chaldean Eparchy

 The Holy Father erected the Chaldean Eparchy of Canada under the title of Mar Addai of the Chaldeans of Toronto and appointed Most Reverend Hanna Zora, formerly Chaldean Archbishop of Ahwaz (Iraq) and retaining the title of Archbishop ad personam, as first Bishop of the new Eparchy on June 10, 2011.

Grand Falls

 Most Reverend Robert Anthony Daniels was appointed Bishop of Grand Falls in Newfoundland on March 1, 2011.

Corner Brook and Labrador

 Most Reverend Peter Joseph Hundt was appointed Bishop of Corner Brook and Labrador, in Newfoundland on March 1, 2011.

Québec City

 Most Reverend Gérald Cyprien Lacroix, I.S.P.X. was appointed Archbishop of Québec City on February 22, 2011.

Amos

 Most Reverend Gilles Lemay was appointed Bishop of Amos in Québec on February 22, 2011.

 

 

2010

 

Saint-Jean-Longueuil

 Most Reverend Lionel Gendron, P.S.S. was appointed Bishop of Saint-Jean-Longueuil in Québec on October 28, 2010.

Hamilton

 Most Reverend David Douglas Crosby, O.M.I. was appointed Bishop of Hamilton in Ontario on September 24, 2010.

Saint Catharines

 Most Reverend Gerard Paul Bergie was appointed Bishop of Saint Catharines in Ontario on September 14, 2010.