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Archdiocese of Montréal

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  • Christian Lépine, Archbishop
  • Alain Faubert, Auxiliary Bishop

Suffragan Dioceses

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Archdiocese
  • Elevated: 8 June 1886
  • Metropolitan See
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Province: Québec
  • Country: Canada
  • Square Kilometers: 947 (365 Square Miles)
  • Conference Region: Quebec
  • Catholic Directory Abbreviation: M
  • Official Web Site:
  • Mailing Address: Archevêché, 2000 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montréal, QC 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)
12 July 1844Metropolitan ChangedDiocese of Montréal (from Immediately Subject)
25 June 1847Territory LostDiocese of Kingston
Diocese of Montréal
Diocese of North-West (Nord-Ouest)
Diocese of Toronto
Diocese of Bytown (erected)
8 June 1852Territory LostDiocese of Montréal (Counties of St-Hyacinthe, Richelieu, Rouville, Missisquoi, Shefford, and Stanstead)
Archdiocese of Québec (Parts of the county of Sherbrooke)
Diocese of Saint-Hyacinthe (erected)
8 June 1852Territory LostDiocese of Montréal
Archdiocese of Québec
Diocese of Trois-Rivières (erected)
1855Territory LostDiocese of Montréal (Parishes of St-Mathieu de Belœil, St-Marc, and St-Antoine) Diocese of Saint-Hyacinthe
Archdiocese of Montréal
8 June 1886ElevatedDiocese of Montréal Archdiocese of Montréal
10 May 1887ElevatedArchdiocese of Montréal (became a Metropolitan)
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 (From the St. Lawrence River, the Richelieu River, and the US-Canada border) Diocese of Saint-Jean-de-Québec (erected)
23 June 1951Territory LostDiocese of Mont-Laurier (3 parishes in Argenteuil)
Archdiocese of Montréal (18 parishes in Terrebonne; 8 parishes from Deux Montagnes; and 4 parishes from Argenteuil)
Archdiocese of Ottawa (7 parishes from Argenteuil)
Diocese of Saint-Jérôme (erected)
25 November 1952Territory LostArchdiocese of Montréal (St. Maurice de Bois des Fillion in Terrebonne)
Archdiocese of Ottawa (Kilmar in Argenteuil)
Diocese of Saint-Jérôme
11 November 1954Territory AddedDiocese of Saint-Jean-de-Québec (Sainte-Hélène Island) Archdiocese of Montréal
16 May 1957Territory LostArchdiocese of Montréal (Saint-Eustache; Saint-Agapit (St-Eustache on the Lake); Saint-Joseph-du-Lac; Marie-Médiatrice (Pointe-Calumet); Annunciation B.V.M. (Oka); and St. Charles (Lachenaie)) Diocese of Saint-Jérôme
9 May 1966Territory LostArchdiocese of Montréal (Morin) Diocese of Mont-Laurier


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.

Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased


  • Diocese of Montréal
    • Series Episcoporum Ecclesiae Catholicae, Volume 1, Page 177
  • Archdiocese of Montréal
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 47, Page 297, and Page 298


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