Administrator for the Diocese of Amos

Monday, February 28 2011

tremblay_eThe Most Reverend Eugène Tremblay, Bishop Emeritus of Amos, has been elected Diocesan Administrator of his former diocese by its College of Consultors on February 24, 2011. His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI had accepted the resignation of Bishop Tremblay on February 20, 2011, having reached the mandatory age of retirement. However, as Diocesan Administrator, he will ensure the leadership of the Diocese until Friday, April 15, 2011, the date on which his successor, the Most Reverend Gilles Lemay, is installed as Bishop of Amos.

Bishop Tremblay was a member of the Episcopal Commission for Liturgy (French Sector), from 2000 to 2005. From 2002 to 2006, he served as the CCCB liaison Bishop for French-language seminaries. From 2003 to 2005, he was Co-Chair of the CCCB Special Taskforce for the review of From Pain to Hope, a document on sexual abuse of minors by members of the clergy. He also served as a member of the former Episcopal Commission for the Evangelization of Peoples from 2005 to 2008. From 2008 to his resignation, he has been a member of the CCCB Permanent Council. He currently is the CCCB Bishop ponens with the French Sector of the Pontifical Missions Societies.

The Diocese of Amos has a Catholic population of 95,030 in 60 parishes and missions, served by 8 diocesan priests, 15 religious order priests and 78 religious Sisters and Brothers.