|Archbishop Emeritus of Quebec
Primate Emeritus of Canada
November 3, 1926 |
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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