Ordination of the new Bishop of Chicoutimi

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Guay René-web-2The ordination of the Most Reverend René Guay as Bishop of the Diocese of Chicoutimi will take place on Friday, 2 February 2018, at 7:30 p.m., in Saint-François-Xavier Cathedral, Saguenay. His Eminence Gérald Cyprien Cardinal Lacroix, Archbishop of Québec and Primate of Canada, will preside as the principal ordaining Bishop, along with the Most Reverend André Rivest, Bishop Emeritus of Chicoutimi, and the Most Reverend Robert Harris, Bishop of Saint John, as co-consecrators. The Most Reverend Lionel Gendron, P.S.S., Bishop of Saint-Jean-Longueuil and President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, will be present, along with the Apostolic Nuncio, the Most Reverend Luigi Bonazzi, and other Bishops from Canada. At the time of his appointment on 18 November 2017, Bishop Guay was chaplain at the Detention Centre of Québec City. The celebration will be broadcast live on the web by the television service of the Archdiocese of Québec (ECDQ.TV).

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Canada’s oldest diocese, the Archdiocese of Quebec, was established in 1674. Most Reverend François de Laval was its first Bishop.