Diocese of Antigonish


Diocese of Antigonish

The Diocese of Antigonish is a Roman Catholic diocese in Nova Scotia covering the counties of Pictou, Antigonish, Guysborough, Inverness, Victoria, Richmond and Cape Breton. It had previously existed under the name of the diocese of Arichat. It is currently led by Bishop Raymond John Lahey.

As of 2004, the diocese contains 124 parishes, 131 active diocesan priests, 13 religious priests, and 130,000 Catholics. It also has 302 Women Religious, 17 Religious Brothers, and 1 permanent deacon.

Residential bishops

The following is a list of the bishops of Antigonish, and their terms of service:
* [William Fraser (Canadian bishop)|William Fraser [Frazer] [http://www.biographi.ca/EN/ShowBio.asp?BioId=38043] (1844-1851)
*Colin Francis MacKinnon [http://www.biographi.ca/EN/ShowBio.asp?BioId=39239] (1851-1877)
*John Cameron [http://www.biographi.ca/EN/ShowBio.asp?BioId=40725] (1877-1910)
*James Morrison (1912-1950)
*John Roderick MacDonald (1950-1959)
*William Edward Power (1960-1986)
*Colin Campbell (1986-2002)
*Raymond John Lahey (2003-present)

References

* [http://www.catholic-hierarchy.org/diocese/danti.html Diocese of Antigonish page at catholichierarchy.org] retrieved July 17, 2006

External links

* [http://www.antigonishdiocese.com/title.htm Diocese of Antigonish]
* [http://www.stfx.ca/ St. Francis Xavier University]
* [http://www.stfx.ca/people/lstanley/history/welcome2.htm Virtual Tour of the Architectural Heritage of Antigonish, Nova Scotia]


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