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Death of Most Rev. William Power, Bishop Emeritus of Antigonish

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(CCCB-Ottawa) Most Rev. William Power, Bishop emeritus of the Diocese of Antigonish, Nova Scotia, died November 29, 2003, at the age of 88. He served as Bishop of Antigonish from 1960 until his retirement in 1986.

Born in Montreal on September 27, 1915, he was ordained to the priesthood in Montreal in 1941 after completing his theological training at the Grand Séminaire de Montréal. He served in many posts for the Archdiocese of Montreal including Vice Chancellor.

Bishop Power was one of the few remaining Canadian bishops who participated in the Vatican Council II from 1962-1965. In the years that followed, he was instrumental in implementing the Council’s reforms in the Church in Canada.

He was active within the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), serving as its president from 1971-73 as well as on several commissions. In 1974, he represented the CCCB at the Synod of Bishops on Evangelization in Rome.

Visitation will be at St. Ninian’s Cathedral in Antigonish beginning at 7 pm on Monday, December 1, and continuing until the funeral Mass on Wednesday, December 3, which will be celebrated at 11 am. It will be presided by Bishop Raymond Lahey of Antigonish. There will be a vigil service at the Cathedral at 7 pm, Tuesday evening. 

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