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Resignation of Bishop Frederick Henry

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In accordance with canon 401 § ii of the Code of Canon Law, his Holiness Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Most Reverend Frederick B. Henry as Bishop of the Diocese of Calgary due to health concerns.

Most Rev. Luigi Bonazzi, Apostolic Nuncio to Canada, ANNOUNCES THAT THE HOLY FATHER HAS NAMED BISHOP WILLIAM TERRENCE MCGRATTAN, currently the Bishop of the Diocese of Peterborough, as his successor.

The installation of the new Bishop will be on Monday, February 27, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. which will be at St. Mary’s Cathedral. In the meantime, Bishop Henry has been named Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Calgary. We thank Bishop Henry for his unstinting service, and we welcome Bishop McGrattan to our Diocese. To read Bishop Henry’s resignation letter sent to Pope Francis,