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Canada: Pope Francis Unites Diocese of Moosonee with Diocese of Hearst

Bishop Robert Bourgon Bishop will lead new Diocese of Hearst-Moosonee

Pope Francis on December 3, 2018, united the Diocese of Moosonee with the Diocese of Hearst and appointed the Bishop Robert Bourgon Bishop of the new Diocese of Hearst-Moosonee. At the time of this new appointment, Bishop Bourgon was both the Bishop of the Diocese of Hearst and the Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Moosonee to which he had been named by Pope Francis on April 25, 2016.

The former Diocese of Moosonee has 14 parishes and missions, with a Catholic population of 3,830 served by five priests who are members of institutes of consecrated life. The former Diocese of Hearst has 18 parishes and missions, with a Catholic population of 20,045 served by 21 diocesan priests, two permanent deacons, and three religious Sis

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