Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Saint Boniface

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Archdiocese of Saint Boniface

Archidioecesis Sancti Bonifacii
Location
CountryCanada
Ecclesiastical provinceSaint Boniface
Population
- Catholics

112,620 (25.2%)
Information
DenominationRoman Catholic
RiteRoman Rite
Established1871
CathedralSaint Boniface Cathedral
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
ArchbishopAlbert LeGatt
Website
archsaintboniface.ca

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Saint-Boniface (Latin: Archidioecesis Sancti Bonifacii) is a Latin archdiocese in part of the civil Province of Manitoba in Canada. Despite having no suffragan dioceses, the archdiocese is nominally metropolitan and considered[by whom?] to constitute as an ecclesiastical province by itself.

Its cathedral archiepiscopal see is a Minor Basilica: Basilique-Cathédrale Saint-Boniface Basilique-Cathédrale Saint-Boniface, Winnipeg. It is currently led by Archbishop Albert LeGatt.

History[edit]

[1]

Diocesan Ordinaries[edit]

(all Roman Rite)[2]

Apostolic Vicar of North-West
Suffragan Bishops of Saint-Boniface
Archbishops of Saint-Boniface
  • Alexandre-Antonin Taché O.M.I. (see above 1871.09.22 – death 1894.06.22)
  • Louis Philip Adélard Langevin (1895.01.08 – death 1915.06.15) [1]
  • Arthur Béliveau (1915.11.09 – death 1955.09.14), succeeding as former Auxiliary Bishop of Saint-Boniface (1913.05.24 – 1915.11.09) and Titular Bishop of Domitiopolis (1913.05.24 – 1915.11.09)
  • Maurice Baudoux (1955.09.14 – retired 1974.09.07), previously Bishop of Saint-Paul (Alberta, Canada) (1948.08.12 – 1952.03.04), then Titular Archbishop of Preslavus (1952.03.04 – 1955.09.14) as Coadjutor Archbishop of Saint-Boniface (1952.03.04 – succession 1955.09.14); died 1988
  • Antoine Hacault (1974.09.07 – death 2000.04.13), previously Titular Bishop of Media (1964.07.30 – 1972.10.28) as Auxiliary Bishop of Saint-Boniface (1964.07.30 – 1972.10.28), then Titular Archbishop of the same Media (1972.10.28 – 1974.09.07) as Coadjutor Archbishop of Saint-Boniface (1972.10.28 – succession 1974.09.07)
  • Émilius Goulet, Sulpicians (P.S.S.) (2001.06.23 – retired 3 July 2009)
  • Albert LeGatt (3 July 2009 – ...), previously Bishop of Saskatoon (Canada) (2001.07.26 – 2009.07.03).

Statistics and extent[edit]

The archdiocese covers much of the province south of Lake Winnipeg and east of the Red River. It is a bilingual French and English archdiocese. Saint Boniface is a city ward of Winnipeg that sits on the east side of the Red River, and the area is a traditional home of Franco-Manitobans.

As of 2016, the archdiocese contains 87 parishes, 69 diocesan priests, 26 religious priests, 8 seminarians and 112,620 Catholics. It also has 150 Women Religious, 7 Religious Brothers, and 23 permanent deacons. The archdiocese and the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Winnipeg jointly operate a number of parochial schools in Winnipeg.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Sources - Bibliography[edit]

  • Wikisource-logo.svg Herbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "Saint Boniface" . Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company.

Sources and external links[edit]

Coordinates: 49°53′22″N 97°07′26″W / 49.8895°N 97.1238°W / 49.8895; -97.1238