Pope Francis Appoints Bishop Francis Leo as Archbishop of Toronto

Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Francis Leo, currently Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Montreal, as the 13th Archbishop of Toronto. The archbishop-designate succeeds Cardinal Thomas Collins, who has served the archdiocese since 2007. The new archbishop will be installed at a ceremony at St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica on a date to be confirmed in the coming days. Following his installation, he will begin his assignment as shepherd of Canada’s largest Catholic diocese, comprising almost two million Catholics and 225 parishes.

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