2 Auxiliaries Named for Sault Sainte Marie

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SAULT SAINTE MARIE, Ontario, JULY 16, 2008 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI appointed two auxiliary bishops for the Diocese of Sault Sainte Marie in Ontario.



Bishops-designate Brian Dunn, 53, and Noel Simard, 60, will assist Bishop Jean-Louis Plouffe, 67.

Brian Dunn was born in St. John's, Newfoundland, in 1955 and ordained a priest in 1980 for the Diocese of Grand Falls. He was working as a professor of canon law in St. Peter's Seminary in London, Ontario.

Noel Simard was born in Charlevoix, Quebec, in 1947 and ordained a priest in 1972 for the Archdiocese of Quebec. He was working as a theology professor at St. Paul University in Ottawa.

The Diocese of Sault Sainte Marie has some 214,000 Catholics served by 119 priests, 87 permanent deacons and 223 religious.