Paul-André Durocher

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Paul-André Durocher
Archbishop of Gatineau
ChurchRoman Catholic Church
SeeArchdiocese of Gatineau
In office2011–present
PredecessorRoger Ébacher
Orders
OrdinationJuly 2, 1982
ConsecrationMarch 14, 1997
by Jean-Louis Plouffe
RankArchbishop
Personal details
Born (1954-05-28) May 28, 1954 (age 64)
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Previous postBishop of Alexandria-Cornwall
Coat of armsPaul-André Durocher's coat of arms

Paul-André Durocher (born May 28, 1954) is a Canadian bishop of the Roman Catholic Church.

Life and career[edit]

Paul-André Durocher was born in Windsor, Ontario, on May 28, 1954. He was ordained a priest for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Timmins, Ontario, on July 2, 1982.

Pope John Paul II appointed Durocher Auxiliary Bishop of Sault Sainte Marie, Ontario, on January 20, 1997, and designated him as the titular bishop of Ausuaga. Durocher's episcopal consecration took place on March 14, 1997, with Bishop Jean-Louis Plouffe as the principal consecrator.

On April 27, 2002, Durocher was appointed Bishop of Alexandria-Cornwall, Ontario.

On October 12, 2011, Pope Benedict XVI appointed Durocher as Archbishop of Gatineau, Quebec. Archbishop Durocher was installed on November 30, 2011.[1] He participated in the Third Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops,[2] where he advocated the ordination of women to the diaconate.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archbishop Paul-André Durocher". Catholic Hierarchy. Retrieved August 31, 2012.
  2. ^ "Third Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops (5-19 October 2014): List of Participants". September 9, 2014. Retrieved 2014-10-18.
  3. ^ http://ncronline.org/news/vatican/archbishop-synod-should-reflect-possibly-allowing-female-deacons. Missing or empty |title= (help)

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