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New Bishop for Corner Brook and Labrador

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hundt(CCCB - Ottawa) – His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI today named the Most Reverend Peter Hundt, currently Auxiliary Bishop of Toronto, as the new Bishop of Corner Brook and Labrador. With this appointment, Bishop Hundt replaces the Most Reverend Douglas Crosby, O.M.I., who had been named to the Diocese of Hamilton, Ontario, on September 24, 2010.

Bishop Peter Joseph Hundt was born in Hanover, Ontario, on August 26, 1956. He attended St. Peter's Seminary in London and was ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Hamilton on May 8, 1982. Bishop Hundt completed graduate studies at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome, and in 1987 was awarded a licenciate in canon law. On returning to Canada, he served as Vice Chancellor of the Diocese of Hamilton from 1987 until 1990 and as Chancellor from 1990 to 1994.

He was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Toronto by Pope Benedict XVI on February 11, 2006, and ordained Bishop on April 25, 2006. On May 2, 2006, he was appointed Vicar General, Regional Bishop for the Northern and Eastern Pastoral Regions and as Vicar for Religious for the Archdiocese of Toronto. He is currently the Chair of the Standing Committee on Canon Law of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, as well as liaison Bishop with the English Canadian Sector of the Pontifical Mission Societies. In addition he is Chairman of the Social Affairs Commission of the Assembly of Catholic Bishops of Ontario.

The Diocese of Corner Brook and Labrador has a Catholic population of 32,060 in 64 parishes and missions, served by 26 diocesan priests, five priests who are members of religious orders, 27 women religious and five lay pastoral assistants.

Last Updated on Thursday, March 03 2011  
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According to Statistics Canada the number of Catholics is close to 13 Million or 44 per cent of the country’s total population.