Holy Father names new Archbishop of Saint Boniface in Canada


This morning it was announced that Bishop Albert LeGatt of Saskatoon will become the next Archbishop of Saint Boniface in Winnipeg.  The archbishop-elect will succeed Archbishop Emilius Goulet who submitted his retirement papers to the Vatican upon reaching the age of 75.


Bishop LeGatt was born in Melfort, Canada in 1953 and, according to the Diocese of Saskatoon, he studied Philosophy and French in college.


After an overseas volunteering experience in Ghana, he then entered the seminary and was ordained a priest in 1983.  


LeGatt served in several parishes and received his Masters in Liturgical Studies at the University of Notre Dame before being consecrated a bishop in 2001.


Bishop LeGatt will serve 119,000 Catholics in his new archdiocese.

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