Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Ottawa's Emeritus Archbishop mourned

Archbishop Joseph-Aurèle Plourde attended Vatican II

Archbishop Plourde died Jan. 5.
The prelate who oversaw the establishment of the Canadian Organization for Development and Peace has died. Deborah Gyapong reports from Ottawa:

Pope Paul VI named Plourde the seventh archbishop of Ottawa in 1967.
He resigned in 1989 for health reasons about six months before the mandatory retirement age of 75. He continued in active ministry after retirement as an author and speaker at retreats and conferences.
During his first homily as Archbishop of Ottawa, Plourde said: 
“You will come with complete trust to inform your bishop about your needs, your successes or your failures. And I will use every occasion to consult with you, to encourage you, to help you. You will give that all to me without asking whether I merit it but simply because I have need of it in order to be the instrument of Christ, and in order to serve you."
Read the full article here.

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