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The Diocese of Alexandria

Suffragan of Kingston, Ontario. It comprises the counties of Glengarry and Stormont, and was created a diocese by Leo XIII, by the Decree "In hac sublimiæ", 23 January, 1890. It has 24,000 Catholics 19 priests, 16 sisters, 14 parishes, 19 churches, 4 convents, 2,500 children in Catholic schools.

First bishop, Alexander MacDonnell, b. Lochiel, County Glengarry, Ontario, 1 November, 1833; d. at Montreal, 30 May, 1905. He was ordained priest 20 December, 1862; appointed bishop, 18 July, 1900; consecrated in October that same year.

Sources

Le Canada ecclésiastique pour l 'année, 1906 (Montreal); BATTANDIER,Ann. pont. cath., 1906, 189.

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APA citation. The Diocese of Alexandria. (1907). In The Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/01302a.htm

MLA citation. "The Diocese of Alexandria." The Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 1. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1907. <http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/01302a.htm>.

Transcription. This article was transcribed for New Advent by Thomas J. Bress.

Ecclesiastical approbation. Nihil Obstat. March 1, 1907. Remy Lafort, S.T.D., Censor. Imprimatur. +John Cardinal Farley, Archbishop of New York.

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