Paul Grégoire

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Paul Grégoire
Cardinal, Archbishop of Montreal
See Montreal
Installed April 20, 1968
Term ended March 17, 1990
Predecessor Paul-Émile Léger
Successor Jean-Claude Turcotte
Other posts Auxiliary Bishop of Montreal
Ordination May 22, 1937
Created Cardinal June 28, 1988
Personal details
Born (1911-10-24)October 24, 1911
Viauville, Montreal, Quebec
Died October 30, 1993(1993-10-30) (aged 82)

Paul Grégoire, OC (October 24, 1911 – October 30, 1993) was a Canadian Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as Archbishop of Montreal from 1968 to 1990, and was elevated to the cardinalate in 1988.


Paul Grégoire was born in Viauville, Montreal, to J. Albert Grégoire and Marie Lavoie, but his family moved to Verdun shortly after his birth. He had two younger brothers, but his parents later adopted nine of his cousins. He studied at the Minor Seminary of St. Thérèse in Blainville from 1925 to 1933, and then at the Major Seminary of Montréal from 1933 to 1937, where he obtained a licentiate in theology. He was ordained a priest on May 22, 1937, and then taught at St. Thérèse in Blanville until 1939. From 1939 to 1942, he furthered his studies at the University of Montréal, where he earned doctorates in philosophy and history, licentiate in letters, and diploma in pedagogy.

In 1979, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada.

Episcopal succession[edit]

Coat of Arms of Cardinal Grégoire

Episcopal lineage
Consecrated by: Paul-Émile Léger
Consecrator of
Bishop Date of consecration
Leonard James Crowley (Titular Mons in Numidia, Auxiliary Montreal) February 8, 1971
Gérard Tremblay (Titular Trisipa, Auxiliary Montreal) March 20, 1981
Jude Saint-Antoine (Titular Scardona, Auxiliary Montreal) March 20, 1981
Jean-Claude Turcotte (Titular Suas, Auxiliary Montreal) 14 April 1982
Gilles Lussier (Titular Augurus, Auxiliary Saint-Jérôme) December 23, 1988

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