Paul-André Durocher

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The Most Reverend
Paul-André Durocher
Archbishop of Gatineau
Church Roman Catholic Church
See Archdiocese of Gatineau
In office 2011–present
Predecessor Roger Ébacher
Orders
Ordination July 2, 1982
Consecration March 14, 1997
by Jean-Louis Plouffe
Rank Archbishop
Personal details
Born (1954-05-28) May 28, 1954 (age 64)
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Previous post Bishop of Alexandria-Cornwall
Coat of arms Paul-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]

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