Jean-Louis Giasson

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Jean-Louis Giasson
Bishop of Yoro
Appointed19 September 2005
In office2005-2014
Ordination18 December 1965
Personal details
Born(1939-12-07)December 7, 1939
DiedFebruary 12, 2014(2014-02-12) (aged 74)
Yoro, Honduras
DenominationRoman Catholic
ResidenceYoro, Honduras

Jean-Louis Giasson (December 7, 1939 – February 12, 2014) was a Canadian Roman Catholic bishop.

Born in L'Islet-sur-Mer, Quebec, Canada, Giasson was ordained to the priesthood in 1965 with the Société des Missions-Étrangères in Laval, Quebec. Following his ordination, Giasson went to Honduras as a missionary in 1966 and in 2003 he became regional superior for the Society in Honduras.[1]

Bishop of Yoro[edit]

In 2005 after 48 years as a priest, he was appointed by Pope Benedict XVI the first bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Yoro, Honduras. He resigned on January 21, 2014[2] and died less than a month after retiring.