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Archdiocese of Montréal

Archidioecesis Marianopolitanus

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  • Christian Lépine, Archbishop
  • Thomas Dowd, Auxiliary Bishop
  • Jean-Claude Turcotte, Cardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
  • Jude Saint-Antoine, Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus
  • Gérard Tremblay, P.S.S., Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus

Suffragan Dioceses

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Archdiocese
  • Elevated: 8 June 1886
  • Metropolitan See
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Province: Québec
  • Country: Canada
  • Square Kilometers: 1,399 (540 Square Miles)
  • Conference Region: Montreal
  • Catholic Directory Abbreviation: M
  • Official Web Site:
  • Mailing Address: 2000 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montréal, P.Q. H3H 1G4, Canada
  • Telephone: (514)931-7311
  • Fax: 931-3432

Historical Details

Past and Present Ordinaries

Historical Summary

Diocese of Montréal
13 May 1836ErectedArchdiocese of Québec Diocese of Montréal (erected)
25 June 1847Territory LostDiocese of Kingston
Diocese of Montréal
Diocese of Bytown (erected)
8 June 1852Territory LostDiocese of Montréal
Archdiocese of Québec
Diocese of Saint-Hyacinthe (erected)
Archdiocese of Montréal
8 June 1886ElevatedDiocese of Montréal Archdiocese of Montréal
5 April 1892Territory LostArchdiocese of Montréal Diocese of Valleyfield (erected)
27 January 1904Territory LostArchdiocese of Montréal (Joliette, Berthier, and Montcalm Counties with part of L’Assomption County) Diocese of Joliette (erected)
9 June 1933Territory LostArchdiocese of Montréal Diocese of Saint-Jean-de-Québec (erected)
23 June 1951Territory LostDiocese of Mont-Laurier
Archdiocese of Montréal
Archdiocese of Ottawa
Diocese of Saint-Jérôme (erected)


YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Archdiocese of Montréal

Note: Any changes in boundaries over time are not indicated in the above table.

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Affiliated Bishops, Deceased


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