Appointment of French-language Assistant General Secretary

Wednesday, August 08 2012

Michel_Nolin-1(CCCB – Ottawa)… The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) has appointed Mr. Michel Nolin as French-language Assistant General Secretary. Before joining the CCCB staff, Mr. Nolin was Coordinator of Pastoral Services for the Archdiocese of Gatineau.

Mr. Nolin holds a BA in theology from Saint Paul University, Ottawa; a teaching certificate from the University of Montreal; a licentiate and master’s degree in philosophy from the Sorbonne; a certificate in school administration from the Institut de pédagogie de l’enseignement catholique, Angers, France; and a diploma in adult education from the Université du Québec en Outaouais. He is completing a doctorate in practical theology with Laval University. He has previously served as business administrator for the Diocese of Kerema, Papua-New Guinea, and lay missionary animator for the Diocese of Bourges, France, in addition to other varied experiences over a three-year period working in educational institutions. 

The two Assistant General Secretaries and the Director of Administration work closely with the General Secretary in coordinating the work of the Conference. Because Assistant General Secretaries at times act on behalf of the General Secretary, their appointments need to be ratified by the Plenary Assembly. Mr. Nolin’s appointment will thus be on the agenda of the upcoming CCCB Plenary Assembly. The position is for a three-year term, renewable.

The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) is the national assembly of the Bishops of Canada. It was founded in 1943 and officially recognized by the Holy See in 1948. After the Second Vatican Council (1962–65), the CCCB became part of a worldwide network of Episcopal Conferences, established in 1965 as an integral part of the life of the universal Church.