New Bishop of Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pocatière

New Bishop of Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pocatière

The new bishop of Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pocatière, Quebec, is named Pierre Goudreault. This priest, aged 54, comes from the diocese of Rouyn-Noranda.

Author of several books, the new Bishop says that he has "always been happy to be a priest ".

"I owe a lot to the Christian communities, the pastoral care workers and the priests with whom I worked," adds the then priest-moderator of St. Trinity Parish in Rouyn-Noranda.

"Certainly such an appointment both jostles and upsets. I had to enter a time of discernment to arrive at my acceptance. Today, I feel at peace, I am serene and ready to serve, " he said.

He replaces Bishop Yvon Joseph Moreau, a bishop since 2008, who resigned when he was 75 years old.