The Passing of a True Friend and Mentor: Bishop David Motiuk Mourns the Passing of Archbishop Joseph N. MacNeil
By Jayne L. Buryn, Communications Coordinator, Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton
“Archbishop Joseph was a true friend and mentor,” reflects Most Reverend Bishop David Motiuk, of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton, on the passing of Edmonton Catholic Archdiocese Archbishop Emeritus Joseph N. MacNeil. “As a young Chancellor, I welcomed guidance and advice from Archbishop Joseph, a fellow Canon lawyer, on a variety of topics.”
A Nova Scotia native, Most Reverend Joseph MacNeil passed away on Sunday, February 11, 2018, after 70 years as a priest and more than 48 as a bishop. He was 93 years old.
Bishop David noted that