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Week of December 25, 2006
Priest consultors will pick administrator untill archbishop comes
By WCR Staff
Although Archbishop Thomas Collins is no longer the archbishop of Edmonton, he remains the administrator of the Edmonton Archdiocese.
That will change, however, once he assumes his new role as the archbishop of Toronto, likely in late January or early February.
The Edmonton Archdiocese will then need an administrator until a new archbishop is appointed and installed. The archdiocesan consultors - the executive of the Council of Priests - will make the choice of that administrator.
Those consultors are:
In the 135-year history of the Edmonton Archdiocese, there has only been one previous time when the archdiocese was under the direction of a priest administrator. That was in 1973 when Msgr. E.F. Donahoe, the archdiocesan chancellor, served as administrator between the July 6 retirement of Archbishop Anthony Jordan and the Sept. 5 installation of Archbishop Joseph MacNeil.
- Father Paul Kavanagh
- Father Patrick Baska
- Salesian Father Romano Venturelli
- Father Jozef Wroblewski
- Pallotine Father George Neumann
- Msgr. John Hamilton
- Father Greg Bittman
Even then, Catholics of the archdiocese knew who the next archbishop would be. MacNeil's appointment was announced the same day as Jordan's resignation.
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