Bishop of St. George's Named to Lead Antigonish

OTTAWA, APRIL 6, 2004 ( John Paul II named Bishop Raymond Lahey of St. George’s as the new prelate of Antigonish, Nova Scotia.

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The Antigonish post has been vacant since the retirement of Bishop Colin Campbell in October for reasons of health.

Born May 29, 1940, in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Raymond Lahey studied for the priesthood at St. Paul’s Seminary in Ottawa and was ordained a priest on June 13, 1963.

He studied canon law at the Gregorian University in Rome and pursued postdoctoral studies in Church history at the University of Cambridge, England.

Among other duties, Bishop Lahey is president of the Atlantic Episcopal Assembly and a member of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity.

The Diocese of Antigonish has 137 diocesan priests, 12 religious priests, one permanent deacon, 332 religious and 14 lay pastoral ministers serving a Catholic population of 139,990 in 123 parishes and missions.

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