Monday, November 25, 2019

A new Auxiliary Bishop for Québec

The Holy Father has appointed Reverend Father Martin Laliberté, pmé, as Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Québec (Québec, Canada), assigning him the titular see of Sertei.  Until most recently, Father Laliberté has been serving as Superior General of the Society of Foreign Missions within the Province of Québec.

Meet His Excellency, Martin Laliberté, pmé

Reverend Father Martin Laliberté, pmé was born on 13 December 1964 in Charlesbourg, in the Archdiocese of Québec.  He studied pedagogy at Laval University in Québec from 1983 to 1987 and earned his teaching diploma.  Then, he spent a year in spiritual formation at the Manresa Spiritual Centre in Québec City and later studied at Saint Paul University in Ottawa where he earned a Master of Missionary Sciences degree.

He was ordained a priest on 28 October 1995 and was incardinated in the Archdiocese of Québec.  He is a member of the Society of Foreign Missions.

Before his priestly Ordination, from 1987 to 1989, he served as a lay missionary in Haiti.  Later, he had an experience as a missionary animator among young people in the Province of Québec and from 1996 to 2004 he served as a missionary in Brazil, in the region of Manaus.  From 1998 to 2000, he served as President of the Presbyterial Council of the Coari Prelature in Brazil.

Upon his return to Canada, he served as Director of the Centre for Formation for lay missionary candidates.

From 2008 to 2013, he served as Assistant to the Society of Foreign Missionaries and as Vicar General.  On 7 May 2013, he was elected as the Superior General of that Society for a period of five years.  On 8 June 2018, he was re-elected for a second five-year mandate.

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