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Week of April 3, 2006
Lavoie takes over in Keewatin
Canadian Catholic News
Pope Benedict XVI has accepted the resignation of Keewatin-Le Pas Archbishop Peter Sutton and named the archdiocese's Coadjutor Archbishop Sylvain Lavoie to take his place.
Born in Delmas, Sask., in 1947, Lavoie joined the Oblates of Mary Immaculate after studying theology at St. Charles Scholasticate in Battleford. He was ordained a priest in 1974 and a bishop in August 2005.
In addition to working in a number of parishes in the archdiocese, Lavoie has served as provincial superior and consultor to his religious community.
Sutton, who served the archdiocese since 1986, resigned for health reasons at the age of 71.
Also an Oblate, Sutton, who was born in Chandler, Quebec, was ordained a priest in 1960. He was appointed bishop of Labrador-City Schefferville in 1974 and coadjutor archbishop of Keewatin-Le Pas in 1986.