CLSA Member Appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Edmonton, Canada
Monday, July 16, 2012
Posted by: Amy Tadlock
CLSA Member Appointed
Auxiliary Bishop of Edmonton, Canada
On Saturday, July 14, it was made public that the Holy
Father appointed Reverend Gregory Bittman, judicial vicar and chancellor of the
archdiocese of Edmonton, Canada, as auxiliary of the same archdiocese. The
Archdiocese of Edmonton has 126 parishes, with a Catholic population of
378,545, served by 94 diocesan priests, 84 priests who are members of religious
institutes, 24 permanent deacons, 271 religious Sisters and Brothers, and 42
lay pastoral workers.
The bishop-elect was born in Hamilton, Canada in 1961 and
ordained a priest in 1996. In 1991, he obtained a Master’s of Divinity Degree
from Christ the King Seminary in Mission BC, and in 2009, he obtained a JCL
Degree in Canon Law from the Catholic University of America.
He has worked in pastoral care in a number of parishes.
Bishop-elect Bittman has been a member of the CLSA since
Congratulations and best wishes from the members of the Canon
Law Society of America.