Most Reverend Richard Gagnon, Seventh Archbishop of Winnipeg
November 3, 2013
On October 28, 2013, Pope Francis named Victoria, BC, Bishop Richard Gagnon as the new Archbishop of Winnipeg to replace Archbishop James Weisgerber. The installation of Archbishop Gagnon as Archbishop of Winnipeg will be held on Friday, January 3, 2014 at 7:30 pm at St. Mary's Cathedral.
Most Reverend Richard Gagnon, 65 years old, was ordained to the priesthood in 1983 for the Archdiocese of Vancouver. Currently he is a member of the CCCB's English Commission for Liturgy and Sacraments and is on the Board of Directors of Catholic Missions in Canada.
Archbishop Gagnon graduated in English and history from Simon Fraser University and completed his seminary studies at the Pontifical Beda College in Rome. In addition to serving in various parishes, Most Reverend Richard Gagnon held several administrative positions in the Vancouver Archdiocese and was named vicar general. On May 14, 2004, Pope John Paul II appointed Rev. Richard Joseph Gagnon as the Bishop of the Diocese of Victoria, Vancouver Island. Bishop Richard Gagnon chose as the motto for his Coat of Arms, “To obey is to serve in love.”
The Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Winnipeg offers congratulations and our prayers for Most Reverend Richard Gagnon in his new ministry as the Archbishop of Winnipeg.