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Death of the Most Reverend René Audet

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The Most Reverend René Audet, Bishop Emeritus of Joliette, died on Sunday, June 12, 2011, at the age of 91.  Born in Montreal, he was ordained priest on May 30, 1948. He was ordained Auxiliary Bishop of Ottawa on July 31, 1963, and named Bishop of Joliette, January 3, 1968, where he served until his retirement in October 1990.  During his Episcopal ministry, he served as a member of several CCCB ad hoc Committees and Commissions, including the then French Sector Commission for Christian Education.  

Visitation will be at the Cathedral of Joliette, Monday June 20, at 10:00 am; followed by the funeral at 2:00 pm, presided by Bishop Gilles Lussier.  As well as his diocesan family, Bishop Audet leaves his brother Maurice, a priest in the Archdiocese of Montreal.

 
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Canada’s oldest diocese, the Archdiocese of Quebec, was established in 1674. Most Reverend François de Laval was its first Bishop.