Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Montreal

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Archdiocese of Montreal
Archidioecesis Marianopolitanus
Archidiocèse de Montréal
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Mary, Queen of the World Cathedral
Country Canada
Territory Montreal and environs
Ecclesiastical province Archdiocese of Montreal
Metropolitan Montreal, Quebec
- Catholics

1,600,000 (67.9%)
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Roman Rite
Established May 13, 1836
Cathedral Mary, Queen of the World Cathedral
Patron saint St. Mary
Current leadership
Pope Francis

Christian Lépine

Archbishop of Montreal
Auxiliary Bishops

Thomas Dowd (bishop)

Auxiliary Bishop of Montreal
Emeritus Bishops Jean-Claude Turcotte

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Montreal (Latin: Archdioecesis Marianopolitanus) is a Roman Catholic archdiocese that includes part of the Province of Quebec. The Archbishop of Montreal is Metropolitan of a province that includes the suffragan dioceses of Joliette, Saint-Jean-Longueuil, Saint-Jérôme, and Valleyfield.


The current cathedral of the Archdiocese of Montreal 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 cathedral churches. (From 1821 to 1836, they were the seat of the auxiliary bishop of Quebec in Montreal.)

Residential bishops[edit]

The following is a list of the bishops and archbishops of Montreal and their terms of service:

  1. Bishop Jean-Jacques Lartigue (1821–1840) - as auxiliary Bishop of Quebec in Montreal (1821-1836), then Bishop of Montreal.
  2. Bishop Ignace Bourget (1840–1876)
  3. Archbishop Édouard-Charles Fabre (1876–1896) - as Archbishop of Montreal from 1886.
  4. Archbishop Paul Bruchési (1897–1939) [1]
  5. Archbishop Georges Gauthier (1939–1940)
  6. Archbishop Joseph Charbonneau (1940–1950) [2]
  7. Cardinal Archbishop Paul-Émile Léger (1950–1968)
  8. Cardinal Archbishop Paul Grégoire (1968–1990)
  9. Cardinal Archbishop Jean-Claude Turcotte (1990–2012)
  10. Archbishop Christian Lépine (since 2012)


  1. ^ "Cathédrale Marie-Reine-du-Monde: Historique". Cathédrale Marie-Reine-du-Monde Web site. Retrieved 2009-11-17. 


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Coordinates: 45°29′57″N 73°34′06″W / 45.4992°N 73.5684°W / 45.4992; -73.5684