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Ordination of new Bishop of Whitehorse

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vilaThe episcopal ordination of the Most Reverend Héctor Felipe Vila as Bishop of the Diocese of Whitehorse will take place on Sunday, February 7, 2016, at 10:00 a.m., at the Vanier Catholic Secondary School in Whitehorse. His Eminence Gérald Cyprien Cardinal Lacroix, Archbishop of Québec and Primate of Canada, will preside. The Apostolic Nuncio, the Most Reverend Luigi Bonazzi, will be present. At the time of his appointment, Bishop Vila was Rector of Redemptoris Mater Seminary in Toronto. Bishop-elect Vila succeeds the Most Reverend Gary Gordon who was appointed Bishop of the Diocese of Victoria on June 14, 2014. Bishop Gordon had served as Apostolic Administrator of Whitehorse until he was installed as Bishop of Victoria on August 28, 2014. Since then, the Reverend Kieran Kilcommons, M.H.A., has been Diocesan Administrator of the Diocese of Whitehorse.

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Last Updated on Friday, February 05 2016  
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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.