Pope Francis on February 13, 2018, appointed as bishop of Nelson, Canada, H.E. Msgr. Gregory Bittman, currently titular bishop of Calderria and auxiliary of Edmonton.
Bishop Gregory Bittman
Bishop Gregory Bittman was born on March 5, 1961, in Hamilton, Ontario. He carried out his initial formation at the Benedictine Seminary of Christ the King in Mission, British Colombia, where he obtained a Master of Divinity. He later worked at the Edmonton hospital as a nurse. Continuing his studies, he obtained a licentiate in canon law from the Catholic University of America.
He was ordained a priest on August 15, 1996.
Since ordination, he has held the following positions: administrator of the Sacred Heart Parish of Gibbons (1996-1997); parish priest of Our Lady of the Prairies of Daysland (1997-1999); parish priest of Christ King in Settler, and of Our Lady of Grace in Castor (1999-2000); parish priest of Saint Agnes and Saint Anthony (2000-2001); chancellor of the Archdiocese of Edmonton and member of the College of Consultors (2000). In 2009 he was appointed as judicial vicar.
He was elected as titular bishop of Calderria and auxiliary of Edmonton on July 14, 2012, and was consecrated on the following September 3.