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Death of the Most Reverend Colin Campbell, Bishop Emeritus of Antigonish, Nova Scotia

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campbell(CCCB – Ottawa)… The Most Rev. Colin Campbell, Bishop Emeritus of Antigonish, died on Tuesday evening, January 17, 2012, at the age of 80.

Bishop Campbell was born on July 12, 1931 in Antigonish, NS. He was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Halifax on May 26, 1956; appointed Bishop of the Diocese of Antigonish by Pope John Paul II on December 12, 1986; and ordained Bishop on March 19, 1987 in St. Ninian Cathedral, Antigonish. His resignation as Bishop of Antigonish was accepted by the Holy Father on October 26, 2002, for reasons of health.

Visitation will be held in Antigonish at St. Ninian Place (part of St. Ninian Cathedral) on Saturday, January 21, from 3:00 to 9:00 p.m., and continuing on Sunday from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.  The remains will be transferred to St. Ninian Cathedral for a Vigil Service at 4:00 p.m. 

The Funeral Mass will be Monday, January 23, at 11 a.m., presided by the Most Reverend Brian J. Dunn, Bishop of Antigonish.

 
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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.