Bishop of Saint-Jerome to head Canadian conference

CORNWALL, Ontario -- Bishop Pierre Morissette of Saint-Jerome, Quebec, has been elected president of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.
tBishop Morissette will become president for a two-year term when Archbishop V. James Weisgerber of Winnipeg, Manitoba, steps down Oct. 23 at the close of the bishops' plenary meeting. Bishops Morissette, elected Oct. 20, has served as conference vice president for the past two years.

Archbishop Richard Smith of Edmonton, Alberta, is the new conference vice president. Bishop Paul-Andre Durocher of Alexandria-Cornwall, Ontario, will serve for a second term as co-treasurer, representing the French-speaking sector of the conference; and Bishop Douglas Crosby of Corner Brook and Labrador is the new co-treasurer for the English-speaking sector.

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