|The Most Reverend
|Archbishop Emeritus of Vancouver|
|Diocese||Archdiocese of Vancouver|
|Successor||J. Michael Miller|
|Other posts||Provincial Superior Society of Mary (Marianists) 1980-1986
Bishop of Gravelbourg, Saskatchewan 1995
Bishop of Victoria 1999
|Ordination||1970 - Priest|
|Consecration||1995 - Bishop|
|Birth name||Raymond Roussin|
June 17, 1939|
St. Vital, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
|Died||April 24, 2015
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
|Alma mater||St. Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas
University of Manitoba
St. Louis University
University of Fribourg, Switzerland
|Coat of arms|
Born, Raymond Roussin, on June 17, 1939, in St. Vital, Winnipeg, Canada.
In 1995, Raymond Roussin was appointed Bishop of Gravelbourg and in 1999, Bishop of Victoria. Raymond Roussin was appointed Archbishop of Vancouver on January 10, 2004. His request for early retirement (for reasons of health since he had been suffering from depression) was accepted by Pope Benedict XVI on January 2, 2009.
He was open with his depression long before his resignation which is unusual for bishops and other high churchmen. Psychologists lauded his coming forward as heroic.
Due to the declining Catholic population in the Diocese of Gravelbourg, Saskatchewan, Raymond Roussin was entrusted with dissolving the Diocese in 1995. On September 14, 1998 the Diocese reverted to the Archdiocese of Regina and the Diocese of Saskatoon.
In 1998, Raymond Roussin became Bishop of Victoria, British Columbia. Because earlier questionable investments left the Diocese of Victoria in financial trouble, Raymond Roussin reorganized its finances by selling off unused property and brought the situation under control.
On February 2007, Archbishop Raymond Roussin called for pornography-free mobile service. The call was for Catholics & non-Catholics to divest from Telus Mobility and to write to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission to stop downloading of pornography onto cell phones. Roussin's call, whose story drew the attention of The New York Times and Bloomberg News, was key to Telus dropping its adult content offerings.
On July 7, 2008, James Wingle, Bishop of St. Catharines and Raymond Roussin, Archbishop of Vancouver, spoke out strongly against the decision to grant Dr. Henry Morgentaler the Order of Canada, and called for this award to be revoked.
On September 5, 2008, Raymond Roussin, asked for support of Bill C-484, which would help protect the unborn as victims of crime. Presently, if a pregnant woman is attacked, and her unborn child is killed, the attacker is not charged with the murder of the child.
On January 2, 2009 he was succeeded by J. Michael Miller.
On April 24, 2015 he died in Winnipeg.
- member of Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB)
- member of the Episcopal Commission for Christian Education (French Sector)
- member of Episcopal Commission for Liturgy (English Sector)
|Catholic Church titles|
|Bishop of Gravelbourg
Remi De Roo
|Bishop of Victoria
|Archbishop of Vancouver
J. Michael Miller