A Penitent Blogger

Mindful of my imperfections, seeking to know Truth more deeply and to live Love more fully.

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Thursday, March 22, 2007

New Archbishop of Edmonton

The Holy Father has named as the new Archbishop of Edmonton the Most Reverend Richard William Smith, up to now Bishop of Pembroke. He was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1959, where he also went to school, obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and a Master of Divinity. He was ordained a priest in 1985 and subsequently obtained License and Doctorate degrees in Theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. He served in parochial ministry as well as (at different times) serving as chaplain to the French-speaking community and teaching theology at the major seminary in London, Ontario. He was Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Halifax from 2001 until 2002 when he was named Bishop of Pembroke.