Roman Catholic Diocese of Alexandria-Cornwall

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Diocese of Alexandria–Cornwall
Dioecesis Alexandrinus–Cornubiensis
Country Canada
Territory St. Lawrence Valley
Ecclesiastical province Archdiocese of Kingston
Metropolitan Alexandria and Cornwall, Ontario
- Catholics

56,600 (62.2%)
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Roman Rite
Established January 23, 1890
Cathedral St. Finnan's Cathedral, Alexandria
Co-cathedral Co-cathédrale de la Nativité, Cornwall
Patron saint St. Finnan
Current leadership
Pope Francis


Bishop of Alexandria-Cornwall
Metropolitan Archbishop

Brendan Michael O'Brien

Archbishop of Kingston

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Alexandria–Cornwall (Latin: Dioecesis Alexandrinus–Cornubiensis) is a Roman Catholic diocese that comprises the easternmost part of the Province of Ontario. The diocese was created by Pope Leo XIII on January 23, 1890. It has also previously operated under the name the Roman Catholic Diocese of Alexandria in Ontario. It is currently led by Bishop Marcel Damphousse, originally from Saint Boniface, Manitoba.[1]

As of 2004, the diocese contains 32 parishes, 36 active diocesan priests, 9 religious priests, and 56,000 Catholics. It also has 32 Women Religious, 13 Religious Brothers, and 16 permanent deacons.

Diocesan bishops[edit]

The following is a list of the bishops of Alexandria-Cornwall, and their terms of service:


  1. ^ Bishop's Bio. Diocèse Catholique Alexandria-Cornwall Catholic Diocese. Retrieved 4 October 2012.

Coordinates: 45°18′36″N 74°37′57″W / 45.3100°N 74.6324°W / 45.3100; -74.6324