André Gaumond

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André Gaumond (born June 3, 1936 in Saint-Thomas de Montmagny , † December 14, 2019 in Sherbrooke ) was a Canadian clergyman and Roman Catholic Archbishop of Sherbrooke .


André Gaumond was ordained priest for the diocese of Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pocatière on May 27, 1961 through Bruno Desrochers in the cathedral of Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pocatière . In addition to his pastoral duties, he taught philosophy at the College of Saint-Anne-de-Montmagny.

Pope John Paul II appointed him Bishop of Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pocatière on May 31, 1985. The episcopal ordination donated him the Archbishop of Québec , Louis-Albert Cardinal Vachon , on August 15 of the same year; Co- consecrators were Marc Leclerc , Auxiliary Bishop in Québec , and Bertrand Blanchet , Bishop of Gaspé .

On February 16, 1995, he was named coadjutor archbishop of Sherbrooke by John Paul II . When Louis Joseph Jean Marie Fortiers retired , he succeeded him on July 1, 1996 in the office of Archbishop of Sherbrooke.

In the Canadian Bishops 'Conference Gaumond was vice-president and treasurer as well as a member of the bishops' commissions for associations, theology and evangelization. During his tenure in Sherbrooke, he was chairman of the Bishops' Conference from 2005 to 2007. He was also Chancellor of the Séminaire de Sherbrooke and the Université de Sherbrooke .

On July 26, 2011, Pope Benedict XVI. his age-related resignation.

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  1. ^ 70th anniversary of the Canadian Episcopal Conference., September 25, 2013, archived from the original on December 6, 2017 ; accessed on December 5, 2017 .
predecessor Office successor
Charles Henri Lévesque Bishop of Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pocatière
Clement Fecteau
Louis Joseph Jean Marie Fortier Archbishop of Sherbrooke
Luc Cyr
Brendan Michael O'Brien Chairman of the Canadian Bishops' Conference (CECC)
James Weisgerber