New bishops.Ottawa--In the first Canadian nominations since his accession, Pope Benedict XVI Editing of this page by unregistered or newly registered users is currently disabled due to vandalism. has made two new episcopal appointments.
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The diocese of Hamilton, Canada's fourth largest with 560,000 faithful, is to have Father Gerard Paul Bergie Bergie is a term used for a subsection of homeless people in Cape Town, South Africa. The word originates from the Afrikaans berg meaning "mountain" - the term originally referred to the homeless people who sheltered in the forests of the slopes of Table Mountain. as its second auxiliary bishop. Born in 1959, ordained or·dain
tr.v. or·dained, or·dain·ing, or·dains
a. To invest with ministerial or priestly authority; confer holy orders on.
b. To authorize as a rabbi.
2. in 1984, the native Hamiltonian has served in three of its parishes and has also been Chancellor of the diocese. The diocese has 210 priests, 300 religious sisters and brothers, and 55 lay pastoral assistants. Hamilton's bishop is Anthony Tonnos, 70, with Matthew Ustrzycki, 73, as auxiliary bishop.