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Week of January 29, 2007
Vision TV to broadcast Collins' installation
Special to the WCR
VisionTV, Canada's multi-faith and multicultural television network, will broadcast the Tuesday, Jan. 30 installation ceremony of Archbishop Thomas Collins, the 10th archbishop of Toronto.
The special hour-long delayed broadcast from St. Michael's Cathedral airs at 11:30 a.m. MT.
Sixty bishops and Canada's three cardinals are expected to attend the installation.
Pope Benedict appointed Collins the archbishop of Canada's largest diocese on Dec. 16. In this role, he will serve as spiritual leader to the more than 1.6 million Catholics.
The 60-year-old archbishop will kick off his activities in his new diocese Jan. 28 by holding a lectio divina prayer service in a Toronto church.
Monthly lectio divina at St. Joseph's Basilica was a feature of Collins' ministry in Edmonton.
Collins served nearly eight years in Edmonton, first as coadjutor archbishop to Archbishop Joseph MacNeil and then as archbishop. Prior to that, he was bishop of St. Paul for 19 months.
Collins left Edmonton Jan. 18 to attend the funeral of Kingston Archbishop Anthony Meagher and then remained in Ontario.
The broadcast of Collins' installation is a presentation of the National Catholic Broadcasting Council.
For more information on the Archdiocese of Toronto, see www.archtoronto.org.
The WCR will provide full coverage of Collins' installation in its Feb. 5 issue.