Roman Catholic Diocese of Amos

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Diocese of Amos
Dioecesis Amosensis
Diocèse d'Amos
Country Canada
Ecclesiastical province Gatineau
- Catholics

91,600 (79.7%)
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Roman Rite
Established 3 December 1938
Cathedral Cathédrale Ste-Thérese d'Avila
Patron saint Teresa of Avila
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Gilles Lemay
Metropolitan Archbishop Paul-André Durocher

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Amos (French: Diocèse d'Amos, Latin: Dioecesis Amosensis) is a Roman Catholic diocese that covers part of the Province of Quebec. The diocese was erected by Pope Pius XI on 3 December 1938. Joseph-Aldée Desmarais was named its first bishop on 20 June 1939 by Pope Pius XII. It has a total area of 127,237 square miles (329,540 km2) and a total population of 115,000.[1]

The diocese has been headed by Gilles Lemay, formerly an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Quebec, since his installation on April 15, 2011. He replaced the retiring bishop, Eugène Tremblay, who had reached the mandatory retirement age for bishops of 75.[1]

The diocese has 35 priests, 47 Religious Sisters,[2] and 91,600 Catholics (2012).[1]

Diocesan bishops[edit]

The following is a list of the Bishops of Amos and their terms of service:


  1. ^ a b c "Diocese of Amos". Catholic Hierarchy. 
  2. ^ "Communautés et Instituts de femmes". Diocèse d'Amos. (French)

Coordinates: 48°34′00″N 78°07′00″W / 48.5667°N 78.1167°W / 48.5667; -78.1167