Most Reverend Daniel Bohan appointed Archbishop of Regina

Wednesday, March 30 2005

(CCCB – Ottawa) – His Holiness Pope John Paul II today appointed Rev. Daniel Bohan Archbishop of Regina. He had been Auxiliary Bishop of Toronto since his episcopal ordination in 2003.

The Holy Father accepted the resignation of Archbishop Peter Mallon who, at the age of 75, has reached the mandatory age of retirement according to Canon 401 of the Code of Canon Law. He had been at the head of the Archdiocese for almost 10 years.

Bishop-elect Bohan was born 8 November, 1941, in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, studied theology at Holy Heart Seminary in Halifax, Nova Scotia and was ordained to the priesthood on 13 May, 1967 for the Archdiocese of Moncton. In 1972, he received a masters degree in theology from the University of Notre Dame in Indiana.

He has served in parishes in Moncton, Port Elgin, Melrose, and Riverview, all in New Brunswick. He also taught theology at Holy Heart Seminary and at the Atlantic School of Theology in Halifax, Nova Scotia. At the time of his nomination, he was a member of the College of Consultors and Episcopal Vicar for Anglophones of the Archdiocese of Moncton.

Archbishop Bohan has been active within the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) serving as a member of the Episcopal Commission for Social Affairs. From 11-19 March, he was the CCCB representative in a Canadian ecumenical delegation that examines the impact of free trade in Mexico from a human rights perspective.

The Archdiocese of Regina has 94 diocesan priests, 15 religious priests, 2 permanent deacons, and 124 religious (including both women and men in addition to religious priests), serving a Catholic population of more than 126,000 Catholics in 167 parishes and missions.

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