Roman Catholic Diocese of Antigonish

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Diocese of Antigonish
Dioecesis Antigonicensis
Coat of Arms of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Antigonish.svg
Coat of Arms of the Diocese of Antigonish
Location
Country Canada
Ecclesiastical province Halifax
Population
- Catholics

129,905 (56.4%)
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Roman Rite
Established August 23, 1886
Cathedral St. Ninian's Cathedral
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Brian Joseph Dunn
Metropolitan Archbishop Archbishop of Halifax
Emeritus Bishops Colin Campbell
Website
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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Antigonish (Latin: Dioecesis Antigonicensis) is a Latin Rite diocese in Nova Scotia, Canada covering the counties of Pictou, Antigonish, Guysborough, Inverness, Victoria, Richmond and Cape Breton. It had previously existed under the name of the diocese of Arichat.

As of 2006, the diocese contained 123 parishes, 119 active diocesan priests, 8 religious priests, and 129,905 Catholics. It also has 290 Women Religious, 12 Religious Brothers, and 1 permanent deacon. The Diocese of Antigonish covers 18,800 square kilometers.

The Bishop of Antigonish serves ex officio as Chancellor of St. Francis Xavier University.

2009-2010 Apostolic Administration[edit]

On September 26, 2009 Pope Benedict XVI accepted the resignation of Bishop Raymond John Lahey, one day after a warrant was issued for his arrest by the Ottawa Police Service relating to child pornography charges (cf. sexual abuse scandal in Antigonish diocese).[1] The bishop plead guilty to child pornography charges and was jailed.[2]

Archbishop Anthony Mancini of the Archdiocese of Halifax was named the Apostolic Administrator effective September 26, 2009 and remained in that position until the installation of Bishop Brian Dunn on January 25, 2010.[3]

Residential bishops[edit]

The following is a list of the bishops of Antigonish, and their terms of service:

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Charge against Kansas City bishop the temper of the times, by John L Allen Jr, Oct. 15, 2011, National Catholic Reporter
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