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Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Montreal

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Montréal (Latin: Archdioecesis Marianopolitana) is a Latin rite Metropolitan archdiocese that includes part of the Province of Quebec.

Archdiocese of Montréal

Archidioecesis Marianopolitanus

Archidiocèse de Montréal
Archidiocèse Montréal.JPG
Mary, Queen of the World Cathedral
Location
CountryCanada
TerritoryMontréal and environs
Ecclesiastical provinceArchdiocese of Montréal
MetropolitanMontréal, Quebec
Population
- Catholics

1,600,000 (67.9%)
Information
DenominationRoman Catholic
RiteRoman Rite
EstablishedMay 13, 1836
CathedralMary, Queen of the World Cathedral
Patron saintSt. Mary
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
ArchbishopChristian Lépine Archbishop of Montréal
Auxiliary BishopsThomas Dowd, Alain Faubert
Website
diocesemontreal.org

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CathedralsEdit

The current cathedral of the Archdiocese of Montréal is the Cathedral Basilica of Mary, Queen of the World and St. James the Greater (Basilique cathédrale de Marie-Reine-du-Monde et de Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur), built in 1894.

Prior to that, the diocese had five cathedrals. (From 1821 to 1836, they were the seat of the auxiliary bishop of Quebec in Montréal.)

HistoryEdit

StatisticsEdit

As per 2014, it pastorally served 1,724,357 Catholics (72.3% of 2,386,038 total) on 947 km² in 170 parishes and 35 missions with 901 priests (377 diocesan, 524 religious), 87 deacons, 3,817 lay religious (741 brothers, 3,076 sisters) and 16 seminarians.

Ecclesiastical provinceEdit

The Metropolitan Archbishop of Montréal's province has as suffragan sees:

Diocesan OrdinariesEdit

(all Roman rite)

BIOS TO ELABORATE
Suffragan Bishops of Montréal
  1. Bishop Jean-Jacques Lartigue (1821–1840) - as auxiliary Bishop of Quebec in Montréal (1821-1836), then Bishop of Montréal.
  2. Bishop Ignace Bourget (1840–1876)
  3. Archbishop Édouard-Charles Fabre (1876.05.11 – 1886.06.08 see below) .
Metropolitan Archbishops of Montréal
  1. Archbishop Édouard-Charles Fabre ('see above 1886.06.08 – 1896.12.30) .
  2. Archbishop Paul Bruchési (1897–1939)
  3. Archbishop Georges Gauthier (1939–1940)
  4. Archbishop Joseph Charbonneau (1940–1950)
  5. Cardinal Paul-Émile Léger, Archbishop (1950–1968)
  6. Cardinal Paul Grégoire, Archbishop (1968–1990)
  7. Cardinal Jean-Claude Turcotte, Archbishop (1990–2012)
  8. Archbishop Christian Lépine (2012.03.20 – ...))
    1. Auxiliary Bishop Thomas Dowd (2011.07.11 – ...), Titular Bishop of Treba
    2. Auxiliary Bishop Alain Faubert (2016.04.19 – ...), Titular Bishop of Vicus Pacati


Auxiliary episcopateEdit

BIOS TO ELABORATE & WORK-IN
    1. Coadjutor Bishop: Joseph Larocque (1852.07.06 – 1860.06.22)
    2. Coadjutor Bishop: John Charles Prince (1844.07.05 – 1852.06.08)
    3. Coadjutor Bishop: Ignace Bourget (later Archbishop) (1837.03.10 – 1840.04.19)
    4. Auxiliary Bishop: Christian Lépine (later Archbishop) (2011.07.11 – 2012.03.20)
    5. Auxiliary Bishop: André Gazaille (2006.02.11 – 2011.07.11)
    6. Auxiliary Bishop: Lionel Gendron, P.S.S. (2006.02.11 – 2010.10.28)
    7. Auxiliary Bishop: Anthony Mancini (later Archbishop) (1999.02.18 – 2007.10.18)
    8. Auxiliary Bishop: Louis Dicaire (1999.02.18 – 2004.06.19)
    9. Auxiliary Bishop: André Rivest (1995.06.27 – 2004.06.19)
    10. Auxiliary Bishop: Neil E. Willard (1995.06.27 – 1998.03.25)
    11. Auxiliary Bishop: Jean-Claude Turcotte (later Archbishop and Cardinal) (1982.04.14 – 1990.03.17)
    12. Auxiliary Bishop: Jude Saint-Antoine (1981.03.20 – 2006.02.11)
    13. Auxiliary Bishop: Gérard Tremblay, P.S.S. (1981.03.20 – 1991.08.27)
    14. Auxiliary Bishop: Jean-Marie Lafontaine (1979.04.18 – 1981.06.03)
    15. Auxiliary Bishop: Leonard James Crowley (1971.02.08 – 1997.03.26)
    16. Auxiliary Bishop: Norman Joseph Gallagher (1966 – 1970.04.16)
    17. Auxiliary Bishop: Adrien André Maria Cimichella, O.S.M. (1964.06.05 – 1996.04.25)
    18. Auxiliary Bishop: Paul Grégoire (later Archbishop and Cardinal) (1961.10.26 – 1968.04.20)
    19. Auxiliary Bishop: Léo Blais (1959.03.18 – 1971.05.11)
    20. Auxiliary Bishop: Valérien Bélanger (1956.03.16 – 1983.02.19)
    21. Auxiliary Bishop: Laurent Morin (1955.09.08 – 1959.02.28)
    22. Auxiliary Bishop: Lawrence-Patrick Whelan (1941.06.28 – 1980.10.04)
    23. Auxiliary Bishop: Joseph-Conrad Chaumont (1941.06.28 – 1966.10.08)
    24. Auxiliary Bishop: Alphonse-Emmanuel Deschamps (1925.02.20 – 1940.06.23)
    25. Auxiliary Bishop: Georges Gauthier (later Archbishop) (1912.06.28 – 1923.04.05)
    26. Auxiliary Bishop: François-Théophile-Zotique Racicot (1905.01.14 – 1915.09.14

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Cathédrale Marie-Reine-du-Monde: Historique". Cathédrale Marie-Reine-du-Monde Web site. Archived from the original on 2016-01-25. Retrieved 2009-11-17.

Sources and external linksEdit