Archbishop Adam Exner, OMI

ExnerArchbishop Adam Exner, OMI (1928– )

Date of Birth:
December 24, 1928, Killaly, Saskatchewan

July 7, 1957, in Rome, Italy

Episcopal Ordination:
March 12, 1974, by Bishop Henri Légaré, OMI, Bishop of Grouard-McLennan, assisted by Archbishop James Carney, Archbishop of Vancouver, and Archbishop Charles Halpin, Archbishop of Regina, at Kamloops, British Columbia.

Length of Episcopacy:

Motto: To Serve As He Served

Father Adam Exner, OMI, served as professor, rector and superior at St. Charles Scholasticate in Battleford, Saskatchewan, and as professor of moral theology at Newman Theological College in Edmonton. Exner-coatHe was appointed bishop of Kamloops in 1974, and archbishop of Winnipeg in 1982. As archbishop, he served as a member of the Congregation for Bishops. At the national level, he was a member of the Permanent Council of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), the Social Communications Commission, Theology and Christian Education Commissions, and was a member of the National Catholic-Lutheran dialogue. Archbishop Exner was appointed Archbishop of Vancouver on May 25, 1991. Upon reaching the mandatory age of retirement for archbishops, he retired in January of 2004. Credit: Raymond Kao


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