Bishop Crosby elected President of the CCCB

Earlier this week, former Bishop of the Diocese of Corner Brook and Labrador, the Most Reverend Douglas Crosby, O.M.I., now Bishop of Hamilton,Ontario was elected  as the next President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Most Reverend Lionel Gendron, P.S.S., Bishop of Saint-Jean-Longueuil, as its next Vice President. The incoming Executive also includes two Co-Treasurers: from the French Sector, for a first term, the Most Reverend Luc Cyr, Archbishop of Sherbrooke, and from the English Sector, for his second term, the Most Reverend Anthony Mancini, Archbishop of Halifax-Yarmouth.

Born in Marathon, Ontario, Bishop Crosby was ordained to the priesthood in 1975 as a member of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate. He served as CCCB General Secretary from 1996 to 1997, before being appointed Bishop of the then Diocese of Labrador City-Schefferville in 1998. In 2007, he was named Bishop of the newly established Diocese of Corner Brook and Labrador, and became Bishop of Hamilton in 2010. Bishop Crosby has been CCCB Vice President since 2013.