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Peterborough bishop says he had 20 minutes to decide on whether to accept appointment as Calgary bishop – Peterborough Examiner

2. Educated and working initially as a chemical engineer before you became ordained, how did you fall upon the path to priesthood and then bishop?

Peterborough#8217;s Catholic bishop said he was given just 20 minutes to decide whether he#8217;d accept a new appointment, proposed in a letter from the Pope, to lead the Diocese of Calgary.

Henry has been the bishop in Calgary for 19 years. During that time, he#8217;s been a polarizing figure who took a conservative stance on issues such as same-sex marriage.

He and Henry thought it would be preferable to make the announcement shortly after Christmas. They suggested to Pope Francis that the news be made public on Jan. 4, and the Pope agreed to it.

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