Thomas Christopher Collins was born in Guelph, Ont. on January 16, 1947 Photo courtesy of the Collins Family

Timeline - The path taken on the road to the College of Cardinals

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  • February 13, 2012

Thomas Christopher Collins

o Born in Guelph, Ont., Jan. 16, 1947

o Obtained a Bachelor of Arts (English) from St. Jerome’s College in Waterloo, Ont., 1969

o Ordained to the diaconate, May 14, 1972

o Obtained degrees, a M.A. (English) from the University of Western Ontario and a Bachelor of Theology from St. Peter’s Seminary in London, Ont., 1973

o Ordained to the priesthood in Cathedral of Christ the King, Hamilton, Ont., by Bishop Paul Reding, May 5, 1973

o Named associate pastor at Holy Rosary parish, Burlington, Ont., followed by associate pastor at Christ the King Cathedral, 1973

o Obtained Licentiate in Sacred Scripture (S.S.L), Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome, 1978

o Became lecturer in English at King’s College and a lecturer in Scripture at St. Peter’s Seminary, London, Ont., 1978

o Obtained Doctorate in Theology (S.T.D.), Gregorian University, Rome, 1986

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o Named Dean of Theology and Vice-Rector, St. Peter’s Seminary, London, Ont., 1992

o Named Rector, St. Peter’s Seminary, London, Ont., 1995

o Ordained to the episcopate in Cathedral of Christ the King, Hamilton, Ont., by Bishop Anthony Tonnos, May 14, 1997

o Installed as bishop of St. Paul, Alta., June 30, 1997

o Installed as archbishop of Edmonton June 7, 1999

o Named apostolic administrator of St. Paul, Alta, March 26, 2001

o Installed as archbishop of Toronto, Jan. 30, 2007

o Elected president of the Ontario Conference of Catholic Bishops, 2008

o Selected by Pope Benedict XVI to join the College of Cardinals, Jan. 6, 2012

o Installed into the College of Cardinals, Feb. 18, 2012

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