Quebec Native Is Named Bishop in Honduras

OTTAWA, SEPT. 30, 2005 ( Benedict XVI has established the Diocese of Yoro, in Honduras, and appointed Father Jean-Louis Giasson, 65, of Quebec as its first bishop.

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The new diocese has been formed from a division of the Archdiocese of Tegucigalpa, according to a Vatican announcement.

Jean-Louis Giasson was born in Islet-sur-Mer, Quebec. In 1965, he was ordained to the priesthood after joining the Society of Foreign Missions.

He will be consecrated Dec. 12, at a celebration in Progreso, the largest city in the diocese.

The new prelate has been a missionary in Honduras since 1966, and has been the regional superior for the Society of Foreign Missions in Honduras since 2003.

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