New Rector for Canadian College in Rome

Wednesday, December 08 1999

(CCCB – Ottawa) — Rev. Émilius Goulet, PSS, has been named Rector of the Canadian Pontifical College in Rome. As of March 1, 2000, he will succeed fellow Sulpician Rev. Martin Bélanger, PSS, who has been Rector since 1993.

Father Goulet will end his term as French-Language General Secretary of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) at the end of December, after five years of service.

Born in 1933 at Saint-Isidore de Dorchester, Quebec, he studied theology at the Grand Séminaire de Saint-Boniface in Manitoba and was ordained to the priesthood on June 24, 1958, for the Archdiocese of Saint Boniface. In 1960, he joined the Sulpicians and continued his theological studies in Montreal and studies in sacred Scripture at the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome and at the École biblique et archéologique française in Jerusalem.

Father Goulet was professor of Scripture in Saint Boniface (1963-1967), Guatemala (1968-1969), Colombia (1970-1977) and Montreal (1978-1984). He was also Rector of the major seminary in Manizales, Colombia (1971-1977), and Provincial of the Sulpicians in Montreal (1982-1994).

The Canadian Pontifical College is a residence for Canadian priests furthering their studies at the universities and institutes of Rome.