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Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Saint Boniface

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Ecclesiastical province  Saint Boniface
Denomination  Roman Catholic
Established  1871
Area  38,000 km²
Archbishop  Albert LeGatt
Province  Manitoba
Population - Catholics  112,620 (25.2%)
Rite  Roman Rite
Pope  Francis
Phone  +1 204-237-9851
Cathedral  Saint Boniface Cathedral
Country  Canada
Address  151 Cathedral Ave, Winnipeg, MB R2H 0H6, Canada
Similar  Archdioc of Winnipeg, Holy Cross Catholic Church, Saint Mary's Cathedral, Holy Rosary Church, St Edward's School

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Saint-Boniface (Latin: Archidioecesis Sancti Bonifacii) is a Latin, nominally-Metropolitan archdiocese in part of the Province of Manitoba in Canada, which however has no suffragan but is technically counted as an [[ecclesiastical province] on itself.


Its cathedral archiepiscopal see is a Minor Basilica: Basilique-Cathédrale Saint-Boniface Basilique-Cathédrale Saint-Boniface, Winnipeg. It is currently led by Archbishop Albert LeGatt.

  • Established on 1844.04.16 as Apostolic Vicariate of North-West (English) alias Nord-Ouest (French), on territory split off from Archdiocese of Québec.
  • Promoted on 1847.06.04 as Diocese of Saint-Boniface / Sancti Bonifacii (Latin)
  • Lost territory on 1862.04.08 to establish the Apostolic Vicariate of Athabaska Mackenzie.

  • Promoted on 1871.09.22 as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Saint-Boniface / Sancti Bonifacii (Latin), having lost territory to establish the then Diocese of Saint Albert (now Metropolitan Archdiocese of Edmonton).
  • Lost territory on 1882.07.11 to establish the Apostolic Vicariate of Pontiac, gained territory in 1889 from above Diocese of Saint Albert.
  • Lost territories repeatedly : on 1891.06.04 to establish Apostolic Vicariate of Saskatchewan, on 1910.03.04 to establish Diocese of Regina, on 1915.12.04 to establish Archdiocese of Winnipeg and on 1952.04.29 to establish Diocese of Fort William.
  • Diocesan Ordinaries

    (all Roman Rite)

    Apostolic Vicar of North-West
  • Joseph-Norbert Provencher (1844.04.16 – 1847.06.04 see below), Titular Bishop of Iuliopolis (1820.02.01 – 1847.06.04), earlier as Auxiliary Bishop of Québec (Canada) (1820.02.01 – 1844.04.16)
  • Suffragan Bishops of Saint-Boniface
  • Joseph-Norbert Provencher (see above 1847.06.04 – death 1853.06.07)
  • Alexandre-Antonin Taché Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate (O.M.I.) (1853.06.07 – 1871.09.22 see below), succeeding as former Coadjutor Bishop of Saint-Boniface (1850.06.12 – 1853.06.07) and Titular Bishop of Arathia (1850.06.12 – 1853.06.07)
  • Archbishops of Saint-Boniface
  • Alexandre-Antonin Taché O.M.I. (see above 1871.09.22 – death 1894.06.22)
  • Louis Philip Adélard Langevin (1895.01.08 – death 1915.06.15) [1]
  • Arthur Béliveau (1915.11.09 – death 1955.09.14), succeeding as former Auxiliary Bishop of Saint-Boniface (1913.05.24 – 1915.11.09) and Titular Bishop of Domitiopolis (1913.05.24 – 1915.11.09)
  • Maurice Baudoux (1955.09.14 – retired 1974.09.07), previously Bishop of Saint-Paul (Alberta, Canada) (1948.08.12 – 1952.03.04), then [Titular Archbishop]] of Preslavus (1952.03.04 – 1955.09.14) as Coadjutor Archbishop of Saint-Boniface (1952.03.04 – succession 1955.09.14); died 1988
  • Antoine Hacault (1974.09.07 – death 2000.04.13), previously Titular Bishop of Media (1964.07.30 – 1972.10.28) as Auxiliary Bishop of Saint-Boniface (1964.07.30 – 1972.10.28), then
  • Titular Archbishop of the same Media (1972.10.28 – 1974.09.07) as Coadjutor Archbishop of Saint-Boniface (1972.10.28 – succession 1974.09.07)

  • Émilius Goulet, Sulpicians (P.S.S.) (2001.06.23 – retired 3 July 2009)
  • Albert LeGatt (3 July 2009 – ...), previously Bishop of Saskatoon (Canada) (2001.07.26 – 2009.07.03).
  • Statistics and extent

    The archdiocese covers much of the province south of Lake Winnipeg and east of the Red River. It is a bilingual French and English archdiocese. Saint Boniface is a city ward of Winnipeg that sits on the east side of the Red River, and the area is a traditional home of Franco-Manitobans.

    As of 2016, the archdiocese contains 87 parishes, 69 diocesan priests, 26 religious priests, 8 seminarians and 112,620 Catholics. It also has 150 Women Religious, 7 Religious Brothers, and 23 permanent deacons. The archdiocese and the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Winnipeg jointly operate a number of parochial schools in Winnipeg.


    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Saint Boniface Wikipedia

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