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CLSA Member Appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Edmonton, Canada

Monday, July 16, 2012  
Posted by: Amy Tadlock
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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 2003.

Congratulations and best wishes from the members of the Canon Law Society of America.


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