Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Montreal

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Archdiocese of Montréal
Archidioecesis Marianopolitanus
Archidiocèse de Montréal
Archidiocèse Montréal.JPG
Mary, Queen of the World Cathedral
Location
Country Canada
Territory Montréal and environs
Ecclesiastical province Archdiocese of Montréal
Metropolitan Montréal, Quebec
Population
- Catholics

1,600,000 (67.9%)
Information
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
Archbishop

Christian Lépine

Archbishop of Montréal
Auxiliary Bishops Thomas Dowd, Alain Faubert
Website
diocesemontreal.org

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Montréal (Latin: Archdioecesis Marianopolitana) is a Latin rite Metropolitan archdiocese that includes part of the Province of Quebec.

Cathedrals[edit]

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.)

History[edit]

Statistics[edit]

As per 2014, it pastorally served 1,724,357 Catholics (72.3% of 2,386,038 total) on 947 km² in 170 parishes and 35 missions with 901 priests (377 diocesan, 524 religious), 87 deacons, 3,817 lay religious (741 brothers, 3,076 sisters) and 16 seminarians.

Ecclesiastical province[edit]

The Metropolitan Archbishop of Montréal's province has as suffragan sees:

Diocesan Ordinaries[edit]

(all Roman rite)

BIOS TO ELABORATE
Suffragan Bishops of Montréal
  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 (1876.05.11 – 1886.06.08 see below) .
Metropolitan Archbishops of Montréal
  1. Archbishop Édouard-Charles Fabre ('see above 1886.06.08 – 1896.12.30) .
  2. Archbishop Paul Bruchési (1897–1939)
  3. Archbishop Georges Gauthier (1939–1940)
  4. Archbishop Joseph Charbonneau (1940–1950)
  5. Cardinal Paul-Émile Léger, Archbishop (1950–1968)
  6. Cardinal Paul Grégoire, Archbishop (1968–1990)
  7. Cardinal Jean-Claude Turcotte, Archbishop (1990–2012)
  8. Archbishop Christian Lépine (2012.03.20 – ...))
    1. Auxiliary Bishop Thomas Dowd (2011.07.11 – ...), Titular Bishop of Treba
    2. Auxiliary Bishop Alain Faubert (2016.04.19 – ...), Titular Bishop of Vicus Pacati


Auxiliary episcopate[edit]

BIOS TO ELABORATE & WORK-IN
    1. Coadjutor Bishop: Joseph Larocque (1852.07.06 – 1860.06.22)
    2. Coadjutor Bishop: John Charles Prince (1844.07.05 – 1852.06.08)
    3. Coadjutor Bishop: Ignace Bourget (later Archbishop) (1837.03.10 – 1840.04.19)
    4. Auxiliary Bishop: Christian Lépine (later Archbishop) (2011.07.11 – 2012.03.20)
    5. Auxiliary Bishop: André Gazaille (2006.02.11 – 2011.07.11)
    6. Auxiliary Bishop: Lionel Gendron, P.S.S. (2006.02.11 – 2010.10.28)
    7. Auxiliary Bishop: Anthony Mancini (later Archbishop) (1999.02.18 – 2007.10.18)
    8. Auxiliary Bishop: Louis Dicaire (1999.02.18 – 2004.06.19)
    9. Auxiliary Bishop: André Rivest (1995.06.27 – 2004.06.19)
    10. Auxiliary Bishop: Neil E. Willard (1995.06.27 – 1998.03.25)
    11. Auxiliary Bishop: Jean-Claude Turcotte (later Cardinal) (1982.04.14 – 1990.03.17)
    12. Auxiliary Bishop: Jude Saint-Antoine (1981.03.20 – 2006.02.11)
    13. Auxiliary Bishop: Gérard Tremblay, P.S.S. (1981.03.20 – 1991.08.27)
    14. Auxiliary Bishop: Jean-Marie Lafontaine (1979.04.18 – 1981.06.03)
    15. Auxiliary Bishop: Leonard James Crowley (1971.02.08 – 1997.03.26)
    16. Auxiliary Bishop: Norman Joseph Gallagher (1966 – 1970.04.16)
    17. Auxiliary Bishop: Adrien André Maria Cimichella, O.S.M. (1964.06.05 – 1996.04.25)
    18. Auxiliary Bishop: Paul Grégoire (later Cardinal) (1961.10.26 – 1968.04.20)
    19. Auxiliary Bishop: Léo Blais (1959.03.18 – 1971.05.11)
    20. Auxiliary Bishop: Valérien Bélanger (1956.03.16 – 1983.02.19)
    21. Auxiliary Bishop: Laurent Morin (1955.09.08 – 1959.02.28)
    22. Auxiliary Bishop: Lawrence-Patrick Whelan (1941.06.28 – 1980.10.04)
    23. Auxiliary Bishop: Joseph-Conrad Chaumont (1941.06.28 – 1966.10.08)
    24. Auxiliary Bishop: Alphonse-Emmanuel Deschamps (1925.02.20 – 1940.06.23)
    25. Auxiliary Bishop: George Gauthier (later Archbishop) (1912.06.28 – 1923.04.05)
    26. Auxiliary Bishop: François-Théophile-Zotique Racicot (1905.01.14 – 1915.09.14

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cathédrale Marie-Reine-du-Monde: Historique". Cathédrale Marie-Reine-du-Monde Web site. Retrieved 2009-11-17. 

Sources and external links[edit]

Coordinates: 45°29′57″N 73°34′06″W / 45.4992°N 73.5684°W / 45.4992; -73.5684