In September, Most Rev. Christian Rodembourg, Bishop of the Diocese of Saint-Hyacinthe, was elected president of the (AÉCQ) for a two-year mandate. He succeeds Bishop Noël Simard.
At the end of the Plenary Assembly held at the Madone in Cap-de-la-Madeleine from September 17–20, the Most Rev. Christian Rodembourg, Bishop of the Diocese of Saint-Hyacinthe, was elected president of the Assembly of Quebec Catholic Bishops for a first two-year mandate. He succeeds Bishop Noël Simard who had been elected in September 2017.
Bishop Rodembourg said this election took him by surprise, but that he receives this mandate humbly and in the spirit of service. “I am profoundly touched by the confidence and the recognition shown by my fellow bishops in Quebec,” he added.
Bishop Rodembourg knows the joys and hardships of the Church in Quebec well. He says he is “ready to take over from his predecessors to address together the challenges we are currently facing as missionary disciples in a Church going forth.” He entrusts his faith to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Blessed Louis-Zéphirin Moreau.” (Luc Benoit, Communication Officer, Diocese of Saint-Hyacinthe).
Bishop Christian Rodembourg is a member of the Missionaries of the Holy Apostles.
He became Bishop of Saint-Hyacinthe on September 17, 2017.
He was pastor of the Unité pastorale in Old Longueuil from 2013 to 2017
and of the Unité pastorale of the Est de la Montagne from 2002 to 2013.