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The Most Reverend
|Bishop of the Edmundston Diocese|
|Church||Roman Catholic Church|
|See||Diocese of Edmundston|
|In office||1983 - 1993|
|Ordination||May 1, 1948|
|Born|| (1919-06-19) June 19, 1919
Saint-Basile, New Brunswick Canada
|Previous post||Auxiliary Bishop of Diocese of Sault Sainte Marie, Ontario
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.
- Edmundston diocese
- Sault Sainte-Marie, Ontario Diocese
- Canadian bishop thwarted police investigation of abusive priest
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