Maurice Couture

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His Excellency
Maurice Couture
Archbishop Emeritus of Quebec
Church Roman Catholic
Archdiocese Québec
Province Québec
See Québec
Appointed March 17, 1990
Term ended November 15, 2002
Predecessor Louis-Albert Vachon
Successor Marc Ouellet
Other posts Primate Emeritus of Canada
Ordination June 17, 1951
Consecration October 22,1982
by Louis-Albert Vachon
Personal details
Born (1926-11-03) November 3, 1926 (age 88)
Saint-Pierre-de-Broughton, Quebec
Previous post
  • Diocese of Baie-Comeau (1988-1990)
  • Auxiliary Bishop of Québec (1982-1988)
  • Titular Bishop of Talaptula (1982-1988)

Maurice Couture, GOQ (born November 3, 1926) is a Canadian Archbishop Emeritus and the former Archbishop of Québec.

Born in Saint-Pierre-de-Broughton, Quebec, he was ordained a priest in 1951. He was appointed Archbishop of Quebec in 1990 and retired in 2002. As Archbishop, Couture refrained from taking a strong stance on issues such as abortion, where most Quebec Catholics disagree with their church. While his six immediate predecessors and his successor all received the red hat, Couture was not made a Cardinal, presumably because he was considered too Liberal.

In 2003, he was made a Grand Officer of the National Order of Quebec.

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Louis-Albert Vachon
Primate of Canada
17 March 1990–15 November 2002
Succeeded by
Marc Ouellet
Archbishop of Quebec
17 November 2002–15 November 2002