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Saturday, February 11, 2006

New Auxiliary Bishops

The Holy Father has named Fathers Lionel Gendrom, P.S.S., and André Gazaille as Auxiliary Bishops of Montreal (accepting the retirement of current Auxiliary Bishop Jude Saint-Antoine).

The Holy Father has also named Father Peter Joseph Hundt as Auxiliary Bishop of Toronto, Monsignor Tadeusz Bronakowski as Auxiliary Bishop of Łomża, Poland (accepting the retirement of the current Auxiliary Bishop Tadeusz Józef Zawistowski), and Fathers Aloísio Jorge Pena Vitral and Joaquim Giovanni Mol Guimarães as Auxiliary Bishops of Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

Bishop-elect Gendrom, 61, is a native of New Brunswick who moved to Montreal as a young boy. He was studied theology at the Grand Sèminaire de Montréal and was ordained a priest for the Archidiocese in 1969. He served briefly in a Motnreal parish before entering the Sulpician order the following year whereupon he was sent to teach at a seminary in Colombia. From 1972 to 1975 he was in Rome, getting his Doctorate in Theology at the Gregorian University. He then returned to Colombia and served as Professor of Theology at the seminary in Bogota for a year before returning to teach at the Grand Sèminaire de Montréal. He would go on to serve as Director of the Diocesan Student Center for Montreal, Seminary Rector in Montreal and then in Edmonton, Alberta, and finally two terms as Provincial (ending just last month).

Bishop-elect Gazaille, 59, was born and educated in Montreal and ordained a priest for the Archdiocese in 1971. He has served in several parishes as Assistant Pastor and then Pastor as well as a Marriage Encounter Chaplain.

Bishop-elect Hundt, 49, was born in Hanover, Ontario. He received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Waterloo and then Master of Divinity from St. Peter’s Seminary in London, Ontario. He was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Hamilton in 1982. He then served as an Assistant Pastor until he was sent to Rome where he got a License in Canon Law in 1987 at the Angelicum. He then returned to Hamilton, serving for 2 years as Vice Chancellor and 5 years as Chancellor. Since 1994 he has served as a Pastor in Georgetown, Ontario and on numerous Diocesan Councils and Committees.

Bishop-elect Bronakowski, 45, was born in the Diocese of Łomża and ordained a priest for the Diocese in 1984. He obtained his Doctorate in Canon Law in 1993 and has served in several positions in parishes as well as the Diocesan Chancery and Tribunal.