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New Bishop of Nelson.

Nelson, B.C. -- Franciscan Father John Corriveau, OFM Cap, (age 66) has been appointed Bishop of Nelson, BC. In 1994 Father Corriveau was the General Minister (i.e., Superior General) of the Capuchins who count 11,000 members worldwide. He returned to Canada in 2006. He replacels Bishop Eugene Cooney who retired at age 75 as required by canon law.

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The diocese of Nelson has 75,000 faithful, in 31 parishes and 23 missions spread throughout the southern part of the Rocky Mountains.
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Publication:Catholic Insight
Date:Jan 1, 2008
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