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Bishop Christopher J. Coyne is the 10th bishop of the Diocese of Burlington.

Bishop Coyne’s Biography

Born June 17, 1958, to the late Rita and the late William Coyne of Woburn, Massachusetts, Bishop Coyne is the middle child of seven – three older brothers, three younger sisters. In 1981, two years after graduating from the University of Lowell, he entered St. John’s Seminary, in Brighton, Massachusetts. Learn more about Bishop Coyne’s life, education and ministry as bishop and priest by reading his full curriculum vitae.

Bishop Coyne’s Statements

Statements issued by Bishop Coyne are published through Vermont Catholic Online News.

2018 Diocesan Synod

In the spring of 2017, Bishop Coyne announced plans to convene the first Diocesan Synod in Vermont since 1962. Its purpose is to establish a pastoral plan for the immediate future of the Catholic Church in Vermont and to establish particular laws and policies to do so. Read about the synod process and proceedings. 

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