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Thursday, October 18, 2007

Archbishops for the Far East (of Canada)

The Holy Father has named the most Reverend Anthony Mancini, up to now Auxiliary Bishop of Montreal, as Archbishop of Halifax, Nova Scotia and Apostolic Administrator of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. He was born in Italy in 1945 and his family relocated to Canada in 1947. He entered the major seminary in Montreal in 1966 where he pursued a Doctorate in Pastoral Theology. He was ordained May 23, 1970 for the Archdiocese of Montreal and worked two years in a parish before going to Switzerland to study ecumenism. Returning to Montreal in 1973, he was made Assistant Director at the Diocesan Ecumenism center as well as Chaplain and Professor at Marianapolis College. He worked in parishes from 1977 to 1984 and then in various Archdiocesan positions. He was named and consecrated Auxiliary Bishop in 1999.

The Holy Father has named the Bishop of Grand Falls, Newfoundland, to be Archbishop of St. John’s, Newfoundland: the governance of both jurisdictions to be united “in the person of the bishop.” He was born near Halifax, Nova Scotia, in 1943, was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Halifax in 1968, and served in several parishes before being named Vicar General in 1992. He was given the additional office of Chancellor from 1994 to 1998, rector of the Cathedral from 1995 to 1999, administrator of another parish from 1997 to 1999, and pastor of yet another parish from 1999 until 2000. On top of all that, he was named Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese in 1998. He was named Bishop of Grand Falls in December 2000 and consecrated the following month.