New Bishop for Antigonish, Canada

ANTIGONISH, Canada, NOV. 23, 2009 ( Benedict XVI named Auxiliary Bishop Brian Dunn of Sault Ste-Marie in Ontario, as the new bishop of Antigonish in Nova Scotia.

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Bishop Dunn succeeds Bishop Raymond Lahey, 69, who retired in September.

Brian Dunn was born in St. John’s, Newfoundland, in 1955 and ordained to the priesthood in 1980.

He has a doctorate from St. Paul University in Ottowa, and from 2005-2008 served as the Dean of Studies at St. Peter’s Seminary in London, Ontario.

In 2008, Bishop Dunn was named auxiliary bishop of Sault Ste-Marie.

The Diocese of Antigonish has a Catholic population of 129,730 in 118 parishes and missions, served by 114 diocesan priests, three priests who are members of religious orders, one permanent deacon and 272 religious sisters.

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