Pope Francis has appointed Father Guy Desrochers as the new Auxiliary Bishop for Alexandria-Cornwall.
Desrochers was appointed to the role today. He says “It is difficulty to express the emotions I felt when I learned more than a week ago that the Holy Father had appointed me Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Alexandria-Cornwall. It is very humbling to be asked to assume such a profound responsibility.”
The Diocese of Alexandria-Cornwall is made up of the counties of Glengarry and Stormont, and includes over 56,000 Catholics, 26 parishes, and 29 priests.
Earlier this year, Pope Francis announced that the Diocese of Alexandria-Cornwall would be united “in the person of the bishop” with the Archdiocese of Ottawa. Basically, that means Archbishop Terrence Prendergast became the regional head of both dioceses. At that time, the Pope also said he would appoint a second Auxiliary Bishop to help Pendergrast, who we now know is Desrochers.
Desrochers was born in Hull, Quebec, in 1956. Before this, he was working in Saint Anne-de-Beaupré.
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