Cornwall Standard Freeholder
06 December 2011
CORNWALL – Father Kelvin Maloney has been elected administrator of the diocese of Alexandria-Cornwall to fill in until a new bishop is chosen.
Paul-Andre Durocher was appointed archbishop of Gatineau late last month, leaving a vacancy at the diocese helm.
A group of six priests from the local diocese, called the College of Consultors, is charged with overseeing the churches in the meantime.
Maloney, originally from St. Andrews West, has been a priest here for 48 years. He also served as administrator before Durocher was installed as bishop nearly 10 years ago. He has held the position of vicar general, and continues to serve as pastor for St. Finnan’s Cathedral in Alexandria and St. Catherine of Sienna in Greenfield.
The process to secure a new bishop has begun, but the timeline for when someone will be chosen is uncertain.