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     Bishop John Corriveau

Bishop John Corriveau OFM Cap. was born in Zurich (Ontario, Canada) on the 27th of July 1941. He is a member of the Capuchin Province of Central Canada, and was ordained a priest on the 23rd of October, 1965. 

Bishop John has studied at St. Fidelis College in Herman (Pennsylvania, USA), Capuchin College, Washington, D.C. (USA) and at Berkeley in California (1988-1989). 

From 1966 to 1969, the Bishop lectured at Minor Seminary of Mount Alverno and served in various Capuchin community administrative positions. He served two terms as Minister of the Capuchin Vice-Province.  He was President of the Conference of Capuchins of North America (NACC). After three years as pastor of a Toronto parish, he was transferred to Rome as Definitor General of the Order where he undertook a number of projects for his order. Returning to Canada he was elected, twice as Minister Provincial.  

In June of 1994, he was elected Minister General of the Order, a work he carried out with wisdom and dynamism until 2006. In 2007, he was again elected Minister Provincial.  On November 30 of that year, the Holy Father Benedict XVI appointed him as Bishop of Nelson.