Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Montreal

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Archdiocese of Montréal
Archidioecesis Marianopolitanus
Archidiocèse de Montréal
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Mary, Queen of the World Cathedral
Country Canada
Territory Montréal and environs
Ecclesiastical province Archdiocese of Montréal
Metropolitan Montréal, 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 Montréal
Auxiliary Bishops Thomas Dowd, Alain Faubert

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Montréal (Latin: Archdioecesis Marianopolitana) is a Roman Catholic archdiocese that includes part of the Province of Quebec. The Archbishop of Montréal 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 Montréal 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 cathedrals. (From 1821 to 1836, they were the seat of the auxiliary bishop of Quebec in Montréal.)

Diocesan bishops[edit]

The following is a list of the bishops and archbishops of Montréal and their tenure of service:

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