Roman Catholic Diocese of Saint-Jean-Longueuil

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Saint-Jean–Longueuil (Latin: Dioecesis Sancti Ioannis–Longoliensis) is a suffragan of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Montréal in (mostly francophone) Québec, southeastern Canada.

Diocese of Saint-Jean–Longueuil

Dioecesis Sancti Ioannis–Longoliensis

Diocèse de Saint-Jean Longueuil
Location
CountryCanada
TerritoryMontérégie
Ecclesiastical provinceArchdiocese of Montréal
Statistics
Area2,078 km2 (802 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics

762,240[1]
634,425 (83.2%)
Parishes45
Information
DenominationCatholic Church
RiteRoman Rite
EstablishedJune 9, 1933
CathedralCathedral of Saint-Jean-l'Évangéliste
Co-cathedralCo-Cathedral of Saint-Antoine-de-Padoue
Patron saintJohn the Evangelist
Secular priests60
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopLionel Gendron, P.S.S.
Metropolitan ArchbishopChristian Lépine
Auxiliary BishopsLouis Dicaire
Claude Hamelin
Website
dsjl.org

Its cathedral episcopal see is the Cathédrale Saint-Jean-l’Évangéliste dedicated to John the Evangelist, in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu.

It has a Co-Cathedral: Cocathédrale Saint-Antoine-de-Padoue, dedicated to Saint Anthony of Padua, in Longueuil, Québec, and a Minor basilica: Basilique Sainte-Anne-de-Varennes, in Varennes, Québec.

HistoryEdit

  • Erected on 9 June 1933, as the Diocese of Saint-Jean-de-Québec, on territory split off from the Archdiocese of Montréal, its Metropolitan.
  • It was renamed on 27 February 1982 as Diocese of Saint-Jean–Longueuil / SanctiIoannis–Longolien(sis) (Latin).

StatisticsEdit

As per 2015, it pastorally served 634,425 Catholics (83.2% of 762,240 total) on 2,078 km² in 45 parishes and 1 mission with 89 priests (60 diocesan, 29 religious), 4 deacons, 350 lay religious (99 brothers, 251 sisters) and 4 seminarians.

BishopsEdit

Episcopal OrdinariesEdit

(all Roman Rite native Canadians)

Suffragan Bishops of Saint-Jean-de-Québec
Suffragan Bishops of Saint-Jean-de-Longueuil

Coadjutor bishopsEdit

Auxiliary bishopsEdit

Other priest of this diocese who became bishopEdit

  • Raymond Poisson, appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Saint-Jérôme, Québec in 2012

See alsoEdit

Sources and external linksEdit

  • GCatholic, with Google map - data for all sections
  • Diocese of Saint-Jean-Longueuil site (in French)
  • "Diocese of Saint-Jean-Longueuil". Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved 2007-03-15.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Annuario Pontificio per l'anno 2017 (Città del Vaticano: Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 2017), 627.


Coordinates: 45°19′N 73°16′W / 45.317°N 73.267°W / 45.317; -73.267