Maurice Couture

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His Excellency
Maurice Couture
Archbishop Emeritus of Quebec
Primate Emeritus of Canada
Church Roman Catholic
Archdiocese Quebec
Installed 1990
Term ended 2002
Predecessor Louis-Albert Vachon
Successor Marc Ouellet
Personal details
Born (1926-11-03) November 3, 1926 (age 88)
Saint-Pierre-de-Broughton, Quebec

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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