Archbishop Daniel Bohan

Archbishop Daniel Bohan

January 25, 2016

Archbishop Daniel Bohan, head of the Regina Archdiocese for almost 11 years, died Jan. 15 after a lengthy battle with lung cancer.

A native of Yarmouth, N.S., Bohan, 74, was raised in Moncton, N.B. He studied theology at Holy Heart Seminary in Halifax, Université Laval in Quebec and Notre Dame University in South Bend, Ind.

He was ordained a priest in 1967, serving as pastor of several parishes in the Maritimes and teaching moral theology at Holy Heart Seminary.

Bohan was named an auxiliary bishop of Toronto in 2003 and appointed archbishop of Regina by St. John Paul II on March 30, 2005.

He was long involved in ecumenical and interfaith relations, serving as chair of the Canadian bishops' commission for Christian Unity, Religious Relations with the Jews, and Interfaith Dialogue. Bohan has also served as a member of the Pontifical Council for Inter-Religious Dialogue since 2012.

He also served on the bishops' Social Affairs Commission.

As well, he is past chair of the board of the National Catholic Broadcasting Council and past president of the Assembly of Western Bishops. He was recently appointed co-chair of the newly formed National Roman Catholic/Evangelical Dialogue.

A funeral was scheduled for Holy Rosary Cathedral in Regina on Jan. 22.

Msgr. Lorne Crozon, the vicar general, will be responsible for the archdiocese until the archdiocesan consultors choose an administrator.