New Bishop for Paraguay originally from Canada

Thursday, November 07 2013

Jubinville_Pierre_CSSp-2(CCCB – Ottawa)… His Holiness Pope Francis on November 6, 2013, named Father Pierre Jubinville, C.S.Sp., Bishop of San Pedro, Paraguay. At the time of his appointment he was stationed in Rome as first general assistant of his religious community, the Congregation of the Holy Spirit (Spiritans).

Bishop-elect Jubinville was born in Ottawa in 1960 and raised in Hull, Quebec, which is now part of the city of Gatineau. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1988 by the Bishop of what was then the Diocese of Gatineau-Hull, the Most Reverend Roger Ébacher, in the parish church of Notre-Dame-de-la-Guadeloupe. He holds a licentiate in religious studies from the Institut catholique de Paris, and has been a missionary in Kongolo, Democratic Republic of Congo; Mexico, and Paraguay. He has also served in the parish of San Francisco de Asis, Lima, Paraguay, and was superior of the Spiritan community in Asuncion, Paraguay.

The Diocese of San Pedro has a Catholic population of 416,000, which is served by 28 diocesan priests as well 47 priests who are members of religious communities.