British Columbia Bishop is a Capuchin
The Holy Father has named as the new Bishop of Nelson Father John Corriveau, previously Minister General of the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin.
Bishop-elect Corriveau was born in Zurich, Ontario in 1941. He was ordained a priest October 23, 1965 as a member of the Capuchin order. After ordination he held the following positions: Provincial Minister of the Capuchins of Central Canada (1971-1977), Parochial Vicar of St. Philip Neri parish in Toronto (1977-1978) and then Pastor of the same parish (1978-1980), Definitor General of the Order in Rome and representative of the English-speaking Capuchin Provinces (1980-1989), and then again Provincial Minister of the Capuchins of Central Canada (1989-1994). In 1994 he was elected Minister General of the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin, serving in that position for two six-year terms until August 2006.
Among other appointments announced today, the Holy Father has named the Bishop of Trier, the Most Reverend Reinhard Marx as the Archbishop of Munich and Freising (the Archdiocese he himself once served as Archbishop). The Holy Fatherr has also named as Secretary for the Pontifical Council for Social Communications Monsignor Paul Tighe of the Archdiocese of Dublin, up to now Director of the Diocesan Office for Public Affairs.