Pope Benedict XVI appointed as Bishop of Saint John in New Brunswick (Canada) Most Reverend Robert Harris, until now Auxiliary bishop of Sault Sainte Marie.
Robert Harris was born in Montréal in September 26, 1944. Studied at the Loyola College in Montréal, completed his theological studies at the Seminary of Montréal; and from 1973 to 1975 studied Canon Law in Roma at the Pontifical Gregorian University.
He was ordained a priest on May 24 1969 for the Archdiocese of Montréal. After four years as a pastor, he was appointed Vice Chancellor of the Archdiocese, as well as responsible for the English-speaking seminarians and Rector of the Seminary (1990-2001); and finally Vicar for the English-speaking Catholics of the Archdiocese of Montréal (2001-2002).
He was appointed Auxiliary bishop of Sault Sainte Marie in October 26 2002