By Vatican News staff writer
Pope Francis has accepted the resignation from the pastoral governance of the Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth (Canada) presented by Archbishop Anthony Mancini.
Coadjutor Archbishop Brian Joseph Dunn succeeds Archbishop Mancini as head of the Archdiocese.
Biography of Archbishop Brian Joseph Dunn
Bishop Dunn was born in St. John’s, Newfoundland, in 1955, and ordained to the priesthood in 1980. He was then assigned to a number of parishes in the Diocese of Grand Falls until 1988, when he moved to Ottawa to complete his Doctoral studies at Saint Paul University.
In 1991, he was assigned to parish ministry and also worked as Vice-Chancellor and Chancellor for the Diocese of Grand Falls while teaching theology in the Maritimes. In 2002, he became a faculty member at St. Peter’s Seminary, in London, Ontario. From 2005 until 2008, he had served as Dean of Studies.
He was ordained as a bishop in Grand Falls-Windsor, NL, and served as Auxiliary Bishop of Sault Ste-Marie, Ontario until January 2010. He was installed as the Bishop of Antigonish on January 25, 2010.
In 2019, he was called to be the Coadjutor of Halifax-Yarmouth and took on that office on July 5, 2019. At the same time, he became the Apostolic Administrator of Antigonish until the new bishop of Antigonish was installed on February 3, 2020.
(Biography from the Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth)