On Wednesday, 1st June 2022, the Holy See Press Office announced that His Holiness Pope Francis appointed the Most Rev. Douglas Crosby, O.M.I., Bishop of Hamilton, as a member of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments.
A total of 22 members were appointed to the aforementioned Congregation. For a complete list of all the new members, you are invited to consult the announcement released by the Holy See (in English and in Italian only):
- press.vatican.va/content/salastampa/en/bollettino/pubblico/2022/06/01/220601f.html (English)
- press.vatican.va/content/salastampa/it/bollettino/pubblico/2022/06/01/0420/00872.html (Italian)
As part of the Roman Curia, the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments is led by the prefect, the Most Rev. Arthur Roche, and was renamed Dicastery for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, on Sunday, 5 June 2022, in accordance with the Holy Father’s new apostolic constitution, Praedicate evangelium.
The responsibilities of the Dicastery can be found within the text of the new apostolic constitution (art. 88-97).
Bishop Crosby was appointed Bishop of Hamilton on September 24, 2010, and was installed on November 8, 2010, at a ceremony at the Cathedral of Christ the King.
Currently he is the Chair of the Social Affairs Commission of the Assembly of Catholic Bishops of Ontario, Chair of the CCCB Commission for Evangelization and Catechesis, a member of the CCCB Standing Committee for Family, Life and Youth, a member of the Catholic Health Association of Ontario, and State Chaplain for the Ontario State Knights of Columbus.