Most Reverend Vincent Cadieux Named Bishop of Hearst

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cadieux.jpg(CCCB – Ottawa)... His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI today appointed Most Reverend Vincent Cadieux, O.M.I., as Bishop of Hearst, Ontario. Bishop Cadieux was Apostolic Administrator of the diocese since July 2006, while continuing with his responsibilities as Bishop of Moosonee, Ontario.

With this nomination, Bishop Cadieux is now also the Bishop of Hearst, succeeding Most Reverend André Vallée, P.M.E., who retired in November 2005. Bishop Cadieux will remain Bishop of Moosonee, which is united “in persona episcopi” with the Diocese of Hearst (in the person of Bishop Cadieux).

Bishop Cadieux was born in 1940 in Alfred, Ontario. A member of the religious community of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate, he was ordained to the priesthood in 1966 and appointed Bishop of Moosonee in 1991.

The Diocese of Hearst has 30 diocesan priests, 7 religious Sisters, 3 permanent deacons and 15 lay pastoral assistants who serve a Catholic population of 32,000 in 28 parishes and missions. North of Hearst, the Diocese of Moosonee has a Catholic population of 4,000, mainly Aboriginal Peoples, in 18 parishes and missions.

Last Updated on Tuesday, October 20 2009  
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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.