Leader of the Catholic Faith, Pope Francis has announced that Frank Leo will take over as Archbishop of Toronto, making him head of the largest archdiocese in the country.
Leo succeeds Cardinal Thomas Collins, who offered his resignation on his 75th birthday in January 2022 in compliance with a rule stating all bishops must offer to step down when they reach that age.
In a statement, Archdiocese spokesman Neil McCarthy said it’s not unusual for the Pope to accept the resignation later in cases where the bishop is in good health, adding Collins will remain a Cardinal and Archbishop Emeritus of Toronto once Leo is formally installed.
According to McCarthy, Leo was first named a Bishop in July 2022, making him one of Canada’s newest appointees to such a role, and he was installed as Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Montreal two months later.
The Archdiocese spokesman also stated that the official ceremony installing Leo in his latest role will take place within the next two months at Toronto’s St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica, though the date has not yet been determined.
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