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Ottawa--At the end of April the CCCB announced five episcopal appointments by the Pope for Ontario, following the resignation of three bishops who have retired for reasons of age.

Most Rev. Paul-Andre Durocher, 47, Auxiliary Bishop of Sault Ste. Marie, has been named Bishop of Alexandria-Cornwall. He succeeds Most Rev. Eugene Philippe LaRocque. The Diocese of Alexandria-Cornwall has a Catholic population of 56,000 served by 41 diocesan priests, 7 religious order priests, 18 permanent deacons and 123 religious sisters and brothers in 34 parishes and missions.

Most Rev. Anthony G. Meagher, 61, Auxiliary Bishop of Toronto, has been appointed as the Archbishop of Kingston. He succeeds Most Rev. Francis John Spence.

The Kingston diocese has a Catholic population of 103,000 served by 69 diocesan priests, 4 religious order priests, 5 permanent deacons and 186 religious sisters in 72 parishes and missions.

Rev. Ronald Peter Fabbro, C.S.B., 52, Superior General of the Congregation of Saint Basil, has been named Bishop of London. He succeeds Most Rev. John M. Sherlock. The Diocese of London has a Catholic population of 414,000 served by 210 diocesan priests, 72 religious order priests, 2 permanent deacons and 533 religious sisters and brothers in 169 parishes and missions.

Rev. Richard Smith, 43, Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Halifax, has been appointed Bishop of Pembroke. The Diocese has been without a bishop since December 2000, when Most Rev. Brendan O'Brien was named Archbishop of St. John's, Nfld. The Diocese of Pembroke has a Catholic population of 65,000 served by 71 diocesan priests, 3 religious order priests, 7 permanent deacons and 174 religious sisters and brothers in 67 parishes and missions.

Most Rev. Richard John Grecco, 56, Auxiliary Bishop of London, has been appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Toronto, which has a Catholic population of 1,600,000 served by 403 diocesan priests, 470 religious order priests, 129 permanent deacons and 828 religious sisters and brothers in 223 parishes and missions.
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