Catholic Encyclopedia (1913)/Diocese of Alexandria

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Catholic Encyclopedia (1913), Volume 1
Diocese of Alexandria

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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.

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