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Diocese of Alexandria-Cornwall united to Archdiocese of Ottawa “in persona episcopi” – appointment of Most Rev. Terrence Prendergast as Bishop of Alexandria-Cornwall

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prendergast(CCCB – Ottawa)... On 27 April 2018 His Holiness Pope Francis united the Diocese of Alexandria-Cornwall with the Archdiocese of Ottawa "in persona episcopi" (that is, in the person of the Bishop) and has appointed the Most Reverend Terrence Prendergast, S.J., Archbishop of Ottawa, as Bishop of the Diocese of Alexandria-Cornwall. He had earlier been appointed by the Holy Father as the Apostolic Administrator of Alexandria-Cornwall on 13 January 2016, and will now serve both dioceses as their Bishop.

According to the CCCB 2018 Directory, the Diocese of Alexandria-Cornwall has 27 parishes and missions, with a Catholic population of 60,000 served by 29 diocesan priests, two priests who are members of institutes of consecrated life, 18 permanent deacons and 22 religious Sisters who are members of religious institutes. The Archdiocese of Ottawa has 107 parishes and missions, with a Catholic population of 394,515 served by 155 diocesan priests, 111 priests who are members of institutes of consecrated life, 91 permanent deacons, 447 religious Sisters and 13 religious Brothers who are members of religious institutes, as well as 13 lay pastoral workers.

Last Updated on Monday, April 30 2018  
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