Monsignor Bernard Prince (Pembroke, Ontario Diocese)

Bernard Prince was ordained by the Bishop of the Diocese of Pembroke, Ontario in 1964.

Employment History

  • 1964:  Studies in Rome
  • 1983: Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops Ottawa
  • 1985-1986: Wilno, Ontario
  • 1988:  St. Augustine’s Seminary (Archdiocese of Toronto)
  • 1991:  Ontario Pontifical Missions Societies (Diocese of Pembroke)
  • 1992:  Rome (Incardinated in Pembroke)
  • 2001 – 2006:  Rome (Incardinated in Pembroke)

Guilty of Sexual Abuse

In January 2008 Prince pleaded guilty and was sentenced  to four years in prison for sexually abusing 13 young boys in claims dating back to the 1960's.


In May 2009 the Pope took the unusual step of laicizing (defrocking) Prince.


In September 2010 Prince was released on parole.

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