Bishop Fabbro

Most Rev. Ronald P. Fabbro, CSB, Bishop of London
Former Bishops of London 

Most Rev. Ronald P. Fabbro, CSB, Bishop of London
Ronald Peter Fabbro was born on November 6, 1950, in Sudbury, Ontario (Diocese of Sault Ste. Marie), the son of Emile (deceased) and Ines Fabbro. After attending St. Charles College in Sudbury, where he was taught by the Basilian Fathers, he obtained his Baccalaureate in Mathematics in 1973 from Queens University, Kingston, and then a Master of Mathematics in 1974 from the University of Toronto. In 1975, He entered the Basilian novitiate in Rochester and took his first vows on August 15 of the following year. He then undertook studies at the Faculty of Theology of the University of St. Michael’s College, and at the Basilian House of Formation in Toronto. He obtained his Master of Divinity degree in 1979. He was ordained to the priesthood on May 3, 1980. In 1983, he completed a License in Theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, and in 1989, he was awarded a Doctorate in Moral Theology from that same university. He was ordained Bishop of the Diocese of London on August 15, 2002. He was granted an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity on Saturday, November 16, 2002, from the University of St. Michael's College.

Since being ordained a priest in 1980, he has had the following responsibilities:
1980-81: Teacher at Saint Mary’s College, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
1981-86: Student of Moral Theology, Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome
1986-90: Professor of Theology, Saint Joseph’s College (University of Alberta), Edmonton
1990-97: Professor of Theology, University of Saint Michael’s College, Toronto, and member of the Basilian formation team
1993-97: General Councillor of the Basilians
1997-2002: General Superior of the Basilians
1998-: Member of the Administrative Council of the Canadian Religious Conference (Ontario)
1999-: Member of the Theology Committee of the Canadian Religious Conference (National)
2002-: Bishop of the Diocese of London

CCCB Commissions and Committees
2003-: Episcopal Commission for Liturgy
2003-: Canadian Council of Churches Governing Board
2004-: Catholic Organization for Life and Family (COLF)

ACBO/OCCB Commissions and Committees
2002-: Liturgy Commission
2002-: Education Commission