Msgr. Guy Desrochers, C.Ss.R., until now Bishop of Pembroke, appointed as Metropolitan Archbishop of Moncton (Canada)


On 8 July 2023, the Holy Father appointed Msgr. Guy Desrochers, C.Ss.R., hitherto Bishop of Pembroke, as Metropolitan Archbishop of Moncton (Canada).

Msgr. Guy Desrochers was born on 23 May 1956 in Hull, Québec, in the present Archdiocese of Gatineau. In 1983, he entered the novitiate of the Redemptorist Fathers in Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré. He made his perpetual vows on 29 August 1987 and was ordained a priest on 7 January 1989. On 12 December 2018, Pope Francis appointed Bishop Desrochers as auxiliary bishop of Alexandria-Cornwall and titular bishop of Melzi. His episcopal ordination took place on 22 February 2019. A year later, on 6 May 2020, he became Bishop of the Diocese of Pembroke.

The Archdiocese of Moncton (Latin: Archidioecesis Monctonensis) is a metropolitan see of the Catholic Church in Canada belonging to the Atlantic (Atlantique) ecclesiastical region. In 2021 it had 111,000 baptised people out of a population of 221,000. The see is vacant, awaiting Archbishop-elect Guy Desrochers, C.SS.R., to take possession. (Wiki)

The archdiocese comprises the counties of Albert, Kent and Westmorland in the southeastern part of the province of New Brunswick in Canada. The archepiscopal see is the city of Moncton, where the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, opened in 1940, is located. The territory is divided into 46 parishes.