The Pope has appointed Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Saint John’s Newfoundland (Canada) S.E. Mgr. Peter Joseph Hundt, so far Bishop of Corner Brook and Labrador.
Mons. Peter Joseph Hundt was born on August 26, 1956, in Hanover, Ontario. He completed his studies at the University of Waterloo (Canada), where he obtained the Bachelor of Arts in 1978, and then at St Peter’s Seminary in London, Ontario, where he was awarded the Master of Divinity in 1981. He was ordained a priest on May 8, 1982, for the diocese of Hamilton. From 1982 to 1985 he held the post of parish vicar in the St. Eugene’s parish of Hamilton. In 1987, he obtained a License in Canon Law in Rome, at the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum). Subsequently, he was Vice Chancellor for two years and Chancellor for five in the diocese of Hamilton. In 1994, he became a parish priest of Holy Cross in Georgetown, Ontario. On February 11, 2006, Msgr. Hundt was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Toronto and consecrated on April 25. On March 1, 2011, he was nominated Bishop of Corner Brook and Labrador, a diocese that has been governing for over 7 years. At the Episcopal Conference of Canada, S.E. Mons. Peter Hundt is the Representative for the Atlantic Region and Member of the Canadian Catholic Aboriginal Council. Furthermore, he is Vice President of the Atlantic Episcopal Assembly.