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Tuesday, January 7, 2014


Vatican City, 7 January 2014 (VIS) – Today, the Holy Father appointed Rev. Christian Riesbeck as auxiliary of the archdiocese of Ottawa (area 5,818, population 882,000, Catholics 423,000, priests 301, permanent deacons 87, religious 775), Canada. The bishop-elect was born in Montreal, Canada in 1970 and was ordained a priest in 1996. Since 2003 he has been incardinated in the priestly association “Companions of the Cross”. He studied political sciences at the University of Ottawa and holds a licentiate in canon law from the St. Paul University of Ottowa, Canada. He served as vicar and subsequently priest of the parish of Queen of Peace, Houston, U.S.A. He is currently chancellor of the archdiocese of Ottowa and judge of the regional tribunal.

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