Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Saint Boniface

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Archdiocese of Saint Boniface
Archidioecesis Sancti Bonifacii
Country Canada
Ecclesiastical province Saint Boniface
- Catholics

112,620 (25.2%)
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Roman Rite
Established 1871
Cathedral Saint Boniface Cathedral
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Archbishop Albert LeGatt

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Saint-Boniface (Latin: Archidioecesis Sancti Bonifacii) is a Latin, nominally-Metropolitan archdiocese in part of the civil Province of Manitoba in Canada, which however has no suffragan but is technically counted as an ecclesiastical province on 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.



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]


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