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Archdiocese of Québec

Archidioecesis Quebecensis

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  • Gérald Cyprien Lacroix, I.S.P.X., Cardinal, Archbishop
  • Gaétan Proulx, O.S.M., Auxiliary Bishop
  • Maurice Couture, R.S.V., Archbishop Emeritus

Suffragan Dioceses

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Archdiocese
  • Elevated: 12 January 1819
  • Metropolitan See
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Province: Québec
  • Country: Canada
  • Square Kilometers: 35,180 (13,588 Square Miles)
  • Conference Region: Quebec
  • Catholic Directory Abbreviation: Q
  • Official Web Site:
  • Mailing Address: Chancellerie, 1073 Boul. René-Lévesque Ouest, Sillery, QC G1S 4R5, Canada
  • Telephone: (418)688-1211
  • Fax: 688-2960

Historical Details

Past and Present Ordinaries

Historical Summary

Vicariate Apostolic of New France (Nouvelle-France)
11 April 1658ErectedVicariate Apostolic of New France (Nouvelle-France) (erected)
Diocese of Québec
1 October 1674ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of New France (Nouvelle-France) Diocese of Québec
4 July 1817Territory LostDiocese of Québec Vicariate Apostolic of Nova Scotia (erected)
12 January 1819Territory LostDiocese of Québec Vicariate Apostolic of Upper Canada (erected)
Archdiocese of Québec
12 January 1819ElevatedDiocese of Québec Archdiocese of Québec
11 August 1829Territory LostArchdiocese of Québec Diocese of Charlottetown (erected)
13 May 1836Territory LostArchdiocese of Québec Diocese of Montréal (erected)
30 September 1842Territory LostArchdiocese of Québec Diocese of Saint John in America (erected)
16 April 1844Territory LostArchdiocese of Québec Vicariate Apostolic of North-West (Nord-Ouest) (erected)
12 July 1844ElevatedArchdiocese of Québec (becomes a Metropolitan)
8 June 1852Territory LostDiocese of Montréal
Archdiocese of Québec
Diocese of Saint-Hyacinthe (erected)
8 June 1852Territory LostArchdiocese of Québec Diocese of Trois Rivières (erected)
15 January 1867Territory LostArchdiocese of Québec Diocese of Rimouski (St. Germain of) (erected)
28 August 1874Territory LostArchdiocese of Québec
Diocese of Saint-Hyacinthe
Diocese of Trois Rivières
Diocese of Sherbrooke (erected)
28 May 1878Territory LostArchdiocese of Québec Diocese of Chicoutimi (erected)
23 June 1951Territory LostArchdiocese of Québec Diocese of Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pocatière (erected)


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

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

Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased


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