Murray Chatlain

Murray Chatlain (born January 19, 1963) is a Canadian prelate of the Roman Catholic Church, who (as of 2012) serves as Archbishop of Keewatin-Le Pas.

Murray Chatlain
Archbishop of Keewatin-Le Pas
ChurchRoman Catholic Church
ArchdioceseKeewatin-Le Pas
SeeKeewatin-Le Pas
Appointed6 December 2012
Installed19 March 2013
PredecessorSylvain Lavoie
Ordination15 May 1987
Consecration14 September 2007
by Luigi Ventura
Personal details
Birth nameMurray Chatlain
Born (1963-01-19) 19 January 1963 (age 57)
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Previous postCoadjutor Bishop of Mackenzie-Fort Smith (2007-08)
Bishop of Mackenzie-Fort Smith (2008-12)
Apostolic Administrator of Mackenzie-Fort Smith (2012-13)
Alma materUniversity of Saskatchewan
Saint Peter's Seminary
MottoMagnificavit Dominus facere nobiscum
Coat of armsMurray Chatlain's coat of arms
Styles of
Murray Chatlain
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Reference style
Spoken style
Religious styleArchbishop


Murray Chatlain was born on January 19, 1963 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.[1] He completed baccalaureate studies at the University of Saskatchewan and earned the M.Div. degree at St. Peter's Seminary in London, Ontario.

In 1987 Chatlain was ordained a priest for Diocese of Saskatoon; in subsequent years he served parishes in that diocese and within the Diocese of Mackenzie-Fort Smith.[2]

Pope Benedict XVI appointed Chatlain as coadjutor bishop of Mackenzie-Fort Smith in June 2007. Chatlain was consecrated in September of that year, and he succeeded Bishop Denis Croteau, O.M.I. as ordinary upon the latter's retirement in May 2008.[1]

Benedict XVI appointed Chatlain archbishop of Keewatin-Le Pas on December 6, 2012.[1] His installation as the sixth bishop of the Archdiocese took place on March 19, 2013, the same day as the inauguration in Vatican City of the reign of Pope Francis.[3]

Chatlain has studied the Dene aboriginal language and is a member of the Canadian Catholic Aboriginal Council and Co-Chair of Our Lady of Guadalupe Circle, an Indigenous Catholic Coalition. [4]


  1. ^ a b c "Archbishop Murray Chatlain". Retrieved June 10, 2013.
  2. ^ John Barker (December 8, 2012). "Pope Benedict XVI names Most Rev. Murray Chatlain as archbishop-elect of Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Keewatin-Le Pas". Thompson Citizen. Retrieved June 13, 2013.
  3. ^ "Installation of Archbishop Murray Chatlain (photo gallery)". Thompson Citizen. Archived from the original on June 15, 2013. Retrieved June 13, 2013.
  4. ^ "Archbishop Murray Chatlain". Retrieved 25 October 2020.

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Sylvain Lavoie, OMI
Archbishop of Keewatin-Le Pas
2012 – present
Preceded by
Denis Croteau, OMI
Bishop of Mackenzie-Fort Smith
2008 – 2012