Death of the Most Rev. Christian Blouin, C.M.M., Bishop Emeritus of Lae, Papua New Guinea
The Most Reverend Christian Blouin, C.M.M., Bishop Emeritus of Lae, Papua New Guinea, passed away on 12 January 2019 at the age of 77. Bishop Blouin was born in Saint-Sébastien, Québec in 1941 and was ordained to the priesthood in 1969 as a member of the Congregation of Mariannhill Missionaries.
Bishop Blouin was appointed Bishop of Lae, Papua New Guinea, on 15 January 2007, was ordained to the episcopate on 5 May 2007, and served as Bishop of Lae until his retirement in October 2018. The funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday 16 January in Papua New Guinea.