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Death of Most Rev. Thomas Fulton, Bishop Emeritus of St. Catharines

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(CCCB – Ottawa) Most Rev. Thomas Fulton, Bishop emeritus of St. Catharines, died yesterday at the age of 84.

The funeral celebration will be held at 11 am on Friday, November 15, at St. Catherine of Alexandria Cathedral and will be presided by Bishop James Wingle of St. Catharines. Visitation will take place on Wednesday, November 13, at the George Darte Funeral Home in St. Catharines (2 pm-4 pm, 7 pm-9 pm) and on Thursday, November 14 at St. Catherine of Alexandria Cathedral (2 pm-9 pm).

Bishop Fulton was born on January 13, 1918, in St. Catharines, and ordained to the priesthood in Toronto by Cardinal James McGuigan on June 7, 1941. He was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Toronto on December 28, 1968, and ordained to the episcopate in Rome by Pope Paul VI on January 6, 1969. He was named Bishop of St. Catharines on July 8, 1978, where he served until his retirement in 1994.

He served as Vice-President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), 1989-1991, and was a member of many episcopal commissions including Missions, Canon Law/Inter-Rite, Clergy and Social Communications. 


For More information Contact:
Deacon William Kokesch
Director, Communications Service

 

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