CURRICULUM VITAE: JULIEN VIAU, pmé
Born in Cochrane, Ontario 1936.08.18, the 1st child of 9 of ERNEST VIAU (carpenter from Norembega, Ont.)+IRENE PAPINEAU (9th child of 16 of JULIEN+ALICE DESJARDINS) of Saint-Janvier, Québec.
Primary education in Norembega and Ansonville, Ontario and in Waterville, Québec.
1950-1958: Classical studies at the Minor Seminary in Sainte-Thérèse, Québec.
1954-1957: Diocesan president of the Jeunesse étudiante catholique (JÉC) of Saint-Jérome, Québec.
1958-1959: Probation within the Society of the Missions-étrangères in Sainte-Foy, Québec.
1959-1963: Theological studies at Pont Viau, Québec at the Society of Foreign Missions.
1962.12.21: Ordained as a RC priest by Msgr. Paul-Émile Charbonneau, auxiliary bishop of Ottawa, Ontario, at Saint-Charles church of Eastview, Ontario.
1963-1965: Studies in Canon Law at the Gregorian University of Rome. Diploma conferred in June of 1965.
1965-1967: Studies in Liturgy and Canon Law at the Catholic Institute of Paris.
1967.06: Masters in Liturgy and Doctorate in Canon Law.
1967-1983: Attaché at the Apostolic Nunciatur in Havana, Cuba.
1978-1982: Regional superior of the Society of the Missions-étrangères (PMÉ) in Cuba.
1982: Responsible for the future missions of the PMÉ in Africa.
1983-1987: Responsible for the PMÉ in Sudan.
1983-1984: Study of the Arabic language in Cairo, Egypt.
1984-1986: Missionary and Financial Administrator of the diocese of Wau, Sudan.
1986-1994: Pastor of Saint Peter and Paul parish in rtoum, Sudan
1990-2002: Professor of Liturgy and Canon Law at Saint Paul’s Major National Seminary in Khartoum, Sudan.
1994 to 2002: Coordinator of Pastoral Care at Saint Paul’s Major National Seminary in Khartoum, Sudan.
2002.05.14: Died suddenly of a massive heart attack in Laval, QC