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Archdiocese of Montréal
(French: Archidiocèse de Montréal)

Archidioecesis Marianopolitanis
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Mary, Queen of the World Cathedral

Basic information
Location Montréal, Québec, Canada
Territory Montréal and environs
Population 1,600,000 Catholics
Rite Roman Rite
Patron St. Mary
Ecclesiastical province Archdiocese of Montréal
Established May 13, 1836
Cathedral Mary, Queen of the World Cathedral
Bishop Archbishop of Montréal
Website Archdiocese of Montréal
Current leadership
Pope Benedict XVI
Metropolitan Jean-Claude Turcotte

Archbishop of Montréal

Diocesan Bishop Jean-Claude Turcotte

Bishop of Montréal

Auxiliary bishops André Gazaille, Lionel Gendron

Auxiliary Bishops of Montréal

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Montréal (Latin: Archdioecesis Marianopolitanis) is a Roman Catholic archdiocese that includes part of the Province of Quebec. The Archbishop of Montréal is Metropolitan of a province that includes the suffragan dioceses of Joliette, Saint-Jean-Longueuil, Saint-Jérôme, and Valleyfield. It is currently led by Jean-Claude Cardinal Turcotte, with auxiliary bishops André Gazaille, and Lionel Gendron.

As of 2004, the archdiocese contains 219 parishes, 584 active diocesan priests, 699 religious priests, and 1,600,000 Catholics. It also has 4,702 Women Religious, 1,179 Religious Brothers, and 103 permanent deacons.



The current cathedral of the Archdiocese of Montreal is the Cathedral Basilica of Mary, Queen of the World and St. James the Great (Basilique cathédrale de Marie-Reine-du-Monde et de Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur), built in 1894.

Prior to that, the diocese had five cathedral churches:

Residential bishops

The following is a list of the bishops and archbishops of Montréal and their terms of service:

  1. Bishop Jean-Jacques Lartigue (1821–1840)
  2. Bishop Ignace Bourget (1840–1876)
  3. Archbishop Édouard-Charles Fabre (1876–1896)
  4. Archbishop Paul Bruchési (1897–1939) [1]
  5. Archbishop Georges Gauthier (1939–1940)
  6. Archbishop Joseph Charbonneau (1940–1950) [2]
  7. Cardinal Archbishop Paul-Émile Léger (1950–1968)
  8. Cardinal Archbishop Paul Grégoire (1968–1990)
  9. Cardinal Archbishop Jean-Claude Turcotte (1990–present)


  1. ^ "Cathédrale Marie-Reine-du-Monde: Historique" (HTML). Cathédrale Marie-Reine-du-Monde Web site. Retrieved 2009-11-17.  

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