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Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Québec

Canada Canada

Continent: North America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese, Primatial See of Canada

Suffragan Sees: Chicoutimi, Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pocatière, Trois-Rivières

Neighbouring Dioceses: Sherbrooke (↓), Nicolet (↙), Trois-Rivières (←), Chicoutimi (↑), Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pocatière (→), Portland in Maine (↘)

Patron Saint: Immaculate Conception (December 8), St. Louis IX (August 25)

Cathedral Dedication: July 11 (1959)

Address: 1073 boul. René-Lévesque Ouest, Québec, QC G1S 4R5, Canada

Phone: +1 (418) 688-1211

Websites: LinkTwitter Feed

History

  • 1658.04.11: Established as Apostolic Vicariate of Nouvelle-France (français) / New France (English) (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Rouen)
  • 1674.10.01: Promoted as Diocese of Québec (français) / Quebec City (English) / Quebecen(sis) (Latin)
  • 1763: Lost territory to establish Apostolic Prefecture of Iles Saint-Pierre et Miquelon
  • 1784.05.30: Lost territory to establish Apostolic Prefecture of Newfoundland
  • 1784.11.26: Lost territory to establish Apostolic Prefecture of United States of America
  • 1817.07.04: Lost territory to establish Apostolic Vicariate of Nova Scotia
  • 1819.01.12: Promoted as Archdiocese of Québec (français) / Quebec City (English) / Quebecen(sis) (Latin) (lost territory to establish Apostolic Vicariate of Upper Canada)
  • 1829.08.11: Lost territory to establish Diocese of Charlottetown
  • 1836.05.13: Lost territory to establish Diocese of Montréal
  • 1842.09.30: Lost territory to establish Diocese of Saint John in America
  • 1843.12.01: Lost territory to establish Apostolic Vicariate of Oregon
  • 1844.04.16: Lost territory to establish Apostolic Vicariate of North-West
  • 1844.07.12: Promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Québec (français) / Quebec City (English) / Quebecen(sis) (Latin)
  • 1852.06.08: Lost territory to establish Diocese of Saint-Hyacinthe and Diocese of Trois-Rivières
  • 1867.01.15: Lost territory to establish Diocese of Saint-Germain de Rimouski
  • 1874.08.28: Lost territory to establish Diocese of Sherbrooke
  • 1878.05.28: Lost territory to establish Diocese of Chicoutimi
  • 1951.06.23: Lost territory to establish Diocese of Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pocatière

Papal Visits


Special Churches

All Churches (251)

Sherbrooke (↓), Nicolet (↙), Trois-Rivières (←), Chicoutimi (↑), Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pocatière (→), Portland in Maine (↘)

Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2011.02.22 – ...):Cardinal Gérald Cyprien Lacroix, I.S.P.X. (56)Cardinal Gérald Cyprien Lacroix, I.S.P.X. (56)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Giuseppe all’Aurelio

Auxiliary Bishop (2011.12.12 – ...):Bishop Denis Grondin (59)Bishop Denis Grondin (59)

Titular Bishop of Campli

Auxiliary Bishop (2011.12.12 – ...):Bishop Gaétan Proulx, O.S.M. (66)Bishop Gaétan Proulx, O.S.M. (66)

Titular Bishop of Azura

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Québec (Roman Rite)

Twitter FeedCardinal Gérald Cyprien Lacroix, I.S.P.X. (56)Cardinal Gérald Cyprien Lacroix, I.S.P.X. (56)
(2011.02.22 – ...)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Giuseppe all’Aurelio
Metropolitan Archbishop of Québec (Canada)

Mane nobiscum Domine

Born:1957.07.27 (Canada)
Ordained Priest:1988.10.08
Consecrated Bishop:2009.05.24
Created Cardinal:2014.02.22

General Director of Secular Insitute of Pius X (2001 – 2009.04.07)

Titular Bishop of Hilta (2009.04.07 – 2011.02.22)

Auxiliary Bishop of Québec (Canada) (2009.04.07 – 2011.02.22)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Québec (Canada) (2011.02.22 – ...)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Giuseppe all’Aurelio (2014.02.22 – ...)

Cardinal Marc Ouellet, P.S.S. (69)Cardinal Marc Ouellet, P.S.S. (69)
(2002.11.15 – 2010.06.30)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria in Traspontina
Prefect of Congregation for Bishops
President of Pontifical Commission for Latin America
Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Québec (Canada)

Ut unum sint

Born:1944.06.08 (Canada)
Ordained Priest:1968.05.25
Consecrated Bishop:2001.03.19
Created Cardinal:2003.10.21

Titular Bishop of Agropoli (2001.03.03 – 2002.11.15)

Secretary of Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity (2001.03.03 – 2002.11.15)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Québec (Canada) (2002.11.15 – 2010.06.30)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria in Traspontina (2003.10.21 [2003.10.26] – ...)

Prefect of Congregation for Bishops (2010.06.30 – ...)

President of Pontifical Commission for Latin America (2010.06.30 – ...)

Archbishop Maurice Couture, R.S.V. (87)Archbishop Maurice Couture, R.S.V. (87)
(1990.03.17 – 2002.11.15)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Québec (Canada)

La charité espère tout

Born:1926.11.03 (Canada)
Ordained Priest:1951.06.17
Consecrated Bishop:1982.10.22

Titular Bishop of Talaptula (1982.07.17 – 1988.12.01)

Auxiliary Bishop of Québec (Canada) (1982.07.17 – 1988.12.01)

Bishop of Baie-Comeau (Canada) (1988.12.01 – 1990.03.17)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Québec (Canada) (1990.03.17 – 2002.11.15)

Cardinal Louis-Albert Vachon
(1981.03.20 – 1990.03.17)

Superemineat caritas

Born:1912.02.04 (Canada)
Ordained Priest:1938.06.11
Consecrated Bishop:1977.05.14
Created Cardinal:1985.05.25
Died:2006.09.29 († 94)

Titular Bishop of Mesarfelta (1977.04.04 – 1981.03.20)

Auxiliary Bishop of Québec (Canada) (1977.04.04 – 1981.03.20)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Québec (Canada) (1981.03.20 – 1990.03.17)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Paolo della Croce a «Corviale» (1985.05.25 – 2006.09.29)

Cardinal Maurice Roy
(1947.06.02 – 1981.03.20)

In nomine Jesu

Born:1905.01.25 (Canada)
Ordained Priest:1927.06.12
Consecrated Bishop:1946.06.01
Created Cardinal:1965.02.22
Died:1985.10.24 († 80)

Bishop of Trois-Rivières (Canada) (1946.02.22 – 1947.06.02)

Military Vicar of Canada (Canada) (1946.06.08 – 1982.03.12)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Québec (Canada) (1947.06.02 – 1981.03.20)

Cardinal-Priest of Nostra Signora del SS. Sacramento e Santi Martiri Canadesi (1965.02.25 – 1985.10.24)

President of Pontifical Council for the Laity (1967.01.06 – 1976.12.16)

President of Pontifical Commission of Justice and Peace (1967.01.06 – 1976.12.16)

President of Committee for the Family (1973.01.11 – 1976.12.16)

Cardinal Jean-Marie-Rodrigue Villeneuve, O.M.I.
(1931.12.11 – 1947.01.17)

Docere quis sit Christus

Born:1883.11.02 (Canada)
Ordained Priest:1907.05.25
Consecrated Bishop:1930.09.11
Created Cardinal:1933.03.13
Died:1947.01.17 († 63)

Bishop of Gravelbourg (1930.07.03 – 1931.12.11)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Québec (Canada) (1931.12.11 – 1947.01.17)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria degli Angeli (1933.03.16 – 1947.01.17)

Cardinal Félix-Raymond-Marie Rouleau, O.P.
(1926.07.09 – 1931.05.31)

Caritas veritas

Born:1866.04.14 (Canada)
Ordained Priest:1892.07.31
Consecrated Bishop:1923.05.22
Created Cardinal:1927.12.19
Died:1931.05.31 († 65)

Bishop of Valleyfield (Canada) (1923.03.09 – 1926.07.09)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Québec (Canada) (1926.07.09 – 1931.05.31)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Pietro in Montorio (1927.12.22 – 1931.05.31)

Archbishop Paul-Eugène Roy
(1925.07.18 – 1926.02.20)

Adveniat regnum tuum

Born:1859.11.08 (Canada)
Ordained Priest:1886.06.13
Consecrated Bishop:1908.05.10
Died:1926.02.20 († 66)

Titular Bishop of Eleutheropolis (1908.04.08 – 1914.06.26)

Auxiliary Bishop of Québec (Canada) (1908.04.08 – 1920.06.01)

Titular Archbishop of Seleucia pieria (1914.06.26 – 1925.07.18)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Québec (Canada) (1920.06.01 – 1925.07.18)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Québec (Canada) (1925.07.18 – 1926.02.20)

Cardinal Louis-Nazaire Bégin
(1898.04.12 – 1925.07.19)

In spiritu lenitatis

Born:1840.01.10 (Canada)
Ordained Priest:1865.06.10
Consecrated Bishop:1888.10.21
Created Cardinal:1914.05.25
Died:1925.07.19 († 85)

Bishop of Chicoutimi (Canada) (1888.10.01 – 1891.12.18)

Titular Archbishop of Cyrene (1891.12.18 – 1898.04.12)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Québec (Canada) (1891.12.18 – 1898.04.12)

Apostolic Administrator sede plena of Québec (Canada) (1894.09.03 – 1898.04.12)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Québec (Canada) (1898.04.12 – 1925.07.19)

Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Vitale, Valeria, Gervasio e Protasio (1914.05.28 – 1925.07.19)

Archbishop Louis-Nazaire Bégin (later Cardinal)
(Apostolic Administrator sede plena 1894.09.03 – 1898.04.12)

Cardinal Elzéar-Alexandre Taschereau
(1870.12.24 – 1898.04.12)

In fide spe et caritate certandum

Born:1820.02.17 (Canada)
Ordained Priest:1842.09.10
Consecrated Bishop:1871.03.19
Created Cardinal:1886.06.07
Died:1898.04.12 († 78)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Québec (Canada) (1870.12.24 – 1898.04.12)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria della Vittoria (1887.03.17 – 1898.04.12)

Archbishop Charles-François Baillargeon
(1867.08.25 – 1870.10.13)

Non quod ego volo

Born:1798.04.26 (Canada)
Ordained Priest:1822.06.01
Consecrated Bishop:1851.02.23
Died:1870.10.13 († 72)

Titular Archbishop of Tlous (1851.01.14 – 1867.08.25)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Québec (Canada) (1851.01.14 – 1867.08.25)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Québec (Canada) (1867.08.25 – 1870.10.13)

Archbishop Pierre-Flavien Turgeon
(1850.10.03 – 1867.08.25)

Born:1787.11.12 (Canada)
Ordained Priest:1810.04.29
Consecrated Bishop:1834.06.11
Died:1867.08.25 († 79)

Titular Bishop of Sidyma (1834.02.28 – 1850.10.03)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Québec (Canada) (1834.02.28 – 1850.10.03)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Québec (Canada) (1850.10.03 – 1867.08.25)

Archbishop Joseph Signay
(1844.07.12 – 1850.10.03)

Tales ambio defensores

Born:1778.11.08 (Canada)
Ordained Priest:1802.03.28
Consecrated Bishop:1827.05.20
Died:1850.10.03 († 71)

Titular Archbishop of Phussala (1826.12.15 – 1833.02.14)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Québec (Canada) (1826.12.15 – 1833.02.14)

Archbishop of Québec (Canada) (1833.02.14 – 1844.07.12)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Québec (Canada) (1844.07.12 – 1850.10.03)

Archbishops of Québec (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Joseph Signay
(1833.02.14 – 1844.07.12)

(see above)

Archbishop Bernard-Claude Panet
(1825.12.04 – 1833.02.14)

Born:1753.01.09 (Canada)
Ordained Priest:1778.10.25
Consecrated Bishop:1807.08.19
Died:1833.02.14 († 80)

Titular Bishop of Saldæ (1806.07.12 – 1819.01.12)

Coadjutor Bishop of Québec (Canada) (1806.07.12 – 1819.01.12)

Titular Archbishop of Saldæ (1819.01.12 – 1825.12.04)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Québec (Canada) (1819.01.12 – 1825.12.04)

Archbishop of Québec (Canada) (1825.12.04 – 1833.02.14)

Archbishop Joseph-Octave Plessis
(1819.01.12 – 1825.12.04)

Born:1763.03.03 (Canada)
Ordained Priest:1786.03.11
Consecrated Bishop:1801.01.25
Died:1825.12.04 († 62)

Titular Bishop of Canatha (1800.04.26 – 1806.01.17)

Coadjutor Bishop of Québec (Canada) (1800.04.26 – 1806.01.17)

Bishop of Québec (Canada) (1806.01.17 – 1819.01.12)

Archbishop of Québec (Canada) (1819.01.12 – 1825.12.04)

Bishops of Québec (Roman Rite)

Bishop Joseph-Octave Plessis (later Archbishop)
(1806.01.17 – 1819.01.12)

(see above)

Bishop Pierre Denaut
(1797.09.01 – 1806.01.17)

Tales ambio defensores

Born:1743.07.20 (Canada)
Ordained Priest:1767.01.25
Consecrated Bishop:1795.06.29
Died:1806.01.17 († 62)

Titular Bishop of Canatha (1794.09.30 – 1797.09.01)

Coadjutor Bishop of Québec (Canada) (1794.09.30 – 1797.09.01)

Bishop of Québec (Canada) (1797.09.01 – 1806.01.17)

Bishop Jean-François Hubert
(1788.06.12 – 1797.09.01)

Born:1739.02.23 (Canada)
Ordained Priest:1766.07.20
Consecrated Bishop:1786.11.29
Died:1797.10.17 († 58)

Titular Bishop of Halmiros (1785.06.14 – 1788.06.12)

Coadjutor Bishop of Québec (Canada) (1785.06.14 – 1788.06.12)

Bishop of Québec (Canada) (1788.06.12 – 1797.09.01)

Bishop Louis-Philippe-François Mariauchau d’Esglis
(1784.12.02 – 1788.06.04)

Tales ambio defensores

Born:1710.04.24 (Canada)
Ordained Priest:1734.09.18
Consecrated Bishop:1772.07.12
Died:1788.06.04 († 78)

Titular Bishop of Dorylæum (1772.01.22 – 1784.12.02)

Coadjutor Bishop of Québec (Canada) (1772.01.22 – 1784.12.02)

Bishop of Québec (Canada) (1784.12.02 – 1788.06.04)

Bishop Jean-Olivier Briand
(1766.01.21 – 1784.11.29)

Sans detour

Born:1715.01.23 (France)
Ordained Priest:1739.03.16
Consecrated Bishop:1766.03.16
Died:1794.06.25 († 79)

Bishop of Québec (Canada) (1766.01.21 – 1784.11.29)

Bishop Henri-Marie du Breil de Pontbriand
(1741.03.06 – 1760.06.08)

Pacere subjecti et debellare superbos

Born:1708.01 (France)
Ordained Priest:1731
Consecrated Bishop:1741.04.09
Died:1760.06.08 († 52)

Bishop of Québec (Canada) ([1740.11.30] 1741.03.06 – 1760.06.08)

Bishop François-Louis de Pourroy de l’Auberivière
(1739.07.20 – 1740.08.20)

Cito tutoque

Born:1711.06.16 (France)
Ordained Priest:1735.09.21
Consecrated Bishop:1739.08.16
Died:1740.08.20 († 29)

Bishop of Québec (Canada) ([1739.03.22] 1739.07.20 – 1740.08.20)

Bishop Pierre-Herman Dosquet, P.S.S.
(1733.09.12 – 1739.06.25)

Born:1691.03.04 (Belgium)
Ordained Priest:1716
Consecrated Bishop:1727.12.25
Died:1777.03.04 († 86)

Auxiliary Bishop of Québec (Canada) (1727.11.26 – 1730.07.24)

Titular Bishop of Samos (1727.11.26 – 1733.09.12)

Coadjutor Bishop of Québec (Canada) (1730.07.24 – 1733.09.12)

Bishop of Québec (Canada) (1733.09.12 – 1739.06.25)

Bishop Louis-François Duplessis de Mornay, O.F.M. Cap.
(1727.12.26 – 1733.09.12)

Born:1663.09.20 (France)
Ordained Priest:1687
Consecrated Bishop:1714.04.22
Died:1741.11.28 († 78)

Titular Bishop of Eumenia (1714.02.26 – 1727.12.26)

Coadjutor Bishop of Québec (Canada) ([1713.06.22] 1714.02.26 – 1727.12.26)

Bishop of Québec (Canada) (1727.12.26 – 1733.09.12)

Bishop Jean-Baptiste de la Croix de Chevrière de Saint-Vallier
(1687.07.07 – 1727.12.26)

In domitum domuere cruces

Born:1653.11.14 (France)
Ordained Priest:1675
Consecrated Bishop:1688.01.25
Died:1727.12.26 († 74)

Bishop of Québec (Canada) ([1685.04] 1687.07.07 – 1727.12.26)

Saint Bishop François de Laval de Montmorency, M.E.P.
(1674.10.01 – 1688.01.24)

Dieu ayde au premier baron chrestien

Born:1623.04.30 (France)
Ordained Priest:1647.05.01
Consecrated Bishop:1658.12.08
Died:1708.05.06 († 85)

Titular Bishop of Petra (1658.04.11 – 1674.10.01)

Vicar Apostolic of Nouvelle-France (Canada) (1658.04.11 – 1674.10.01)

Bishop of Québec (Canada) (1674.10.01 – 1688.01.24)

Vicars Apostolic of Nouvelle-France (Roman Rite)

Saint Bishop François de Laval de Montmorency, M.E.P.
(1658.04.11 – 1674.10.01)

(see above)

Former Prelates


as of 2014.04.05

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