REGINA – Daniel Bohan, the Catholic Archbishop of Regina since 2005, has died. He was 74.
The Archdiocese of Regina said Friday morning Bohan passed away in the Pasqua Hospital after a battle with cancer.
Born on Nov. 8, 1941 in Yartmouth, N.S., Bohan became an ordained priest in 1967 after attending Halifax’s Holy Heart Seminary.
Bohan was then ordained bishop at the St. Augustine’s Church parish in his hometown of Moncton, N.B. in 2003.
Two years later, Pope John Paul II appointed him Archbishop of the Regina Archdiocese.
Some of Bohan’s past work includes his role as president of the Assembly of Western Bishops and recently, co-chair of the newly formed National Roman Catholic/Evangelical dialogue.
He was also appointed to the Pontifical Council for Inter-Religious Dialogue. As a member of the council, the Archdiocese of Regina says he built bridges between Sikh, Hindu, Muslim, and Catholic communities.
Bohan is survived by his mother Rita, three brothers, two sisters and many nephews and nieces.
Rob Currie, director of education with the Regina Catholic School Division, expressed condolences on behalf of the division Friday.
“Over the last decade, our Regina Catholic School Division has been blessed with the spiritual guidance of Archbishop Daniel Bohan,” said Currie.
“While we mourn his passing, we celebrate as a faith-filled educational community, that we have come to know God more clearly through Archbishop Bohan’s leadership and faithful witness to God. He is now with his eternal savior.”Follow @AlexaHGlobal