Gérard Dionne

The Most Reverend

Gérard Dionne
Bishop of the Edmundston Diocese
Church Roman Catholic Church
See Diocese of Edmundston
In office 1983–1993
Predecessor Fernand Lacroix
Successor François Thibodeau
Ordination May 1, 1948
Personal details
Born (1919-06-19) June 19, 1919 (age 100)
Saint-Basile, New Brunswick Canada
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Gérard Dionne (born June 19, 1919) is a Canadian Bishop of the Roman Catholic Church and one of oldest Roman Catholic Bishops of Canada.

Dionne was born in Saint-Basile, New Brunswick and ordained a priest in Edmundston on May 1, 1948. He was appointed auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of Sault Sainte Marie, Ontario as well as Titular bishop of Garba on January 29, 1975 and consecrated on April 8, 1975.

On November 26, 1983 he was appointed bishop of the Edmundston Diocese (installed on January 29, 1984) where he remained until his resignation on October 20, 1993.

In November 2009 a Canadian judge determined that Dionne thwarted a 1983 police investigation into child abuse allegations surrounding Father Bernard Cloutier.[1] He turned 100 in June 2019.[2]

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