New Canadian archbishops appointed

.- On Thursday, the Holy Father appointed two archbishops in Canada, Bishop Anthony Mancini, as the Archbishop of Halifax, and Bishop Martin William Currie to lead the Archdiocese of Saint John’s, Newfoundland.

Bishop Mancini was ordained a priest in 1970, and was consecrated a bishop in 1999.  As Archbishop of Halifax, he will serve 161,125 Catholics plus an additional 37,105 as the apostolic administrator of Yarmouth.

Mancini will take the position in November.  “I am looking forward to meeting the people of God in the Archdiocese of Halifax,” The bishop stated.

The Most Reverend Bishop Martin William Currie of Grand Falls, Canada was born in Marinette Canada in 1943.  He was ordained in 1968 and was appointed a bishop in 2001.

Bishop Currie will remain Bishop of Grand Falls, a position he has held for seven years, as well as taking on the responsibility of serving as the Archbishop of St. John’s Newfoundland.  The archdiocese contains 111,000 Catholics in 39 parishes.


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