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Vicariate Apostolic of Athabasca

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(Northwest Territories).

Suffragan of Saint Boniface ; erected 8 April, 1862, by Pius IX. Bounded on the north by Vicariate of Mackenzie; on the east and southeast by the Vicariate of Saskatchewan ; on the south by 55 N. lat.; on the west by the Rocky Mountains. The first vicar Apostolic was Bishop Henri Faraud, O.M.I. , b. At Gigondas, France, 17 March, 1847; elected 8 May, 1862; d. At Saint Boniface , 26 Sept., 1890; ordained priest at Saint Boniface , 8 march, 1847; elected 8 may, 1862; consecrated at Tours, France, 30 Nov., 1964, titular Bishop of Anamur. He was succeeded by Bishop Emile Grouard, O.M.I., titular Bishop if Ibora ; b. At Brulon, Mans, 2 Feb., 1840; ordained priest at Boucherville, 3 May, 1862, elected Bishop of Ibora, 18 Oct., 1890; consecrated at Saint Boniface, 1 Aug., 1891, and appointed vicar Apostolic. The Oblates of Mary Immaculate serve all the missions of Athabasca. There are 11 stations, 23 priest, 28 Soeurs de la xxyyyk.htm">Providence, 6 Soeurs Grises. Catholics, about 5,000. (see Saint Boniface.)

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