Bishop Albert LeGatt appointed archbishop for Saint-Boniface

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  • July 13, 2009
{mosimage}SAINT-BONIFACE, Man. — Bishop Albert LeGatt has been appointed the new archbishop of the archdiocese of Saint-Boniface.

LeGatt, who was bishop of Saskatoon when the appointment by Pope Benedict XVI was announced July 2, takes over from Archbishop Emilius Goulet. The Pope also accepted the resignation of Goulet, 76, who had been running the archdiocese for more than one year beyond the mandatory age of retirement for bishops.

The 56-year-old LeGatt was ordained to the priesthood in Prince Albert, Sask., in 1983. He was named bishop of Saskatoon in 2001.

The new appointment will bring LeGatt back to where he studied. He holds a BA in philosophy from the College of Saint-Boniface.

The archdiocese has a Catholic population of 113,495 in 103 parishes and missions, which are served by 75 diocesan priests, 36 religious order priests, 24 permanent deacons and 307 religious Sisters and Brothers.

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