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New bishop to be sworn in Monday

The ninth Bishop of the diocese of Antigonish will be formally installed on Monday afternoon.

The ninth Bishop of the diocese of Antigonish will be formally installed on Monday afternoon.

Bishop-elect Brian Dunn will be installed during an installation mass at St. Ninian’s Cathedral in Antigonish at 4 p.m. It will come a day after an evening prayer will take place at the cathedral.

He is expected to meet with the media following the ceremony.

Archbishop Anthony Mancini released a statement in November naming Dunn, 54, as the new leader of the Roman Catholic diocese. Dunn, a native of St. John’s, N.L., was an auxiliary for the diocese of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.

The diocese of Antigonish serves about 130,000 parishioners, including all Roman Catholic parishes in Cape Breton.

Dunn replaces Bishop Raymond Lahey, who resigned before he was charged with possessing and importing child pornography in September.