Folks in Newfoundland and Nova Scotia received some great news Thursday.
Just a day after Pope Benedict XVI named 23 new men to the College of Cardinals, including Archbishop John Foley who Father Rosica recently interviewed for Witness
, the Holy Father named two new Archbishops to Canada's east coast region.
Archbishop Martin William Currie has been announced as the head of the Archdiocese of St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. This is an additional duty for the Archbishop who will continue as the Bishop of the neighbouring Diocese of Grand Falls, Newfoundland, where he’s been for the past seven years.
Auxilary Bishop of Montreal Anthony Mancini will become the new Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Halifax and the Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.
I had the opportunity to speak with Archbishop-elect Mancini on the Thursday edition of Zoom, where he joined us from the Canadian Bishop's plenary assembly in Cornwall, Ontario. You can listen to that interview by clicking HERE
, and choosing the day of Thursday, October 18th.
One interesting point that Archbishop-Elect Mancini made was that arriving in Canada in the 1940s from his native land of Italy, he entered through Halifax. It was his door to Canada! Now, nearly sixty years later that doorway becomes much more -- it becomes his new home!
Salt + Light offers our congratulations to Archbishop Currie and Archbishop Mancini. We wish them all the best, offer them our prayers, and encourage the faithful of Canada to pray for the success of their new ministries!
For the official press release announcement from the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, click HERE