- Pope Benedict XVI named Bishop Murray Chatlain of Mackenzie-Fort
Smith, Northwest Territories, to be the new archbishop of Keewatin-Le
Written by Catholic Register Staff
Thursday, 06 December 2012 11:03
Chatlain succeeds Archbishop
Sylvain Lavoie, who stepped down in July due to health reasons. Fr.
William Stang, OMI, has been apostolic administrator of the
archdiocese since then.
Announcing the new assignment Dec.
6, the Vatican said the Pope had asked Chatlain to remain as
apostolic administrator of Mackenzie-Fort Smith until a new bishop is named.
Chatlain, who will turn 50 in
January, was born in Saskatoon and earned his bachelor's degree at
the University of Saskatchewan before entering St. Peter's Seminary
in London, Ont.
Ordained a priest for the diocese
of Saskatoon in 1987, he ministered at parishes in the diocese as
well as parishes in northern Saskatchewan that are part of the
diocese of Mackenzie-Fort Smith.
Pope Benedict named him coadjutor
bishop of Mackenzie-Fort Smith in 2007 and he became bishop of the
diocese a year later. Since 2008, he has been a member of the
Canadian Catholic Aboriginal Council of the Canadian Conference of
The archdiocese of Keewatin-Le Pas
has 45 parishes and missions, with a Catholic population of 37,380.
It is served by four diocesan priests, 11 religious-order priests and
seven religious women.
names Chatlain new archbishop of Keewatin-Le Pas
OF HIS HOLINESS
THE CELEBRATION OF THE
DAY OF PEACE
Reflections from retired
Archbishop Sylvain Lavoie OMI
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