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Roman Catholic Diocese of Amos

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Ecclesiastical province  Gatineau
Denomination  Roman Catholic
Established  3 December 1938
Phone  +1 819-732-6515
Country  Canada
Population - Catholics  91,600 (79.7%)
Rite  Roman Rite
Area  127,237 km²
Province  Québec
Cathedral  Cathédrale Ste-Thérese d'Avila
Address  450 Rue Principale N, Amos, QC J9T 2L8, Canada
Similar  Cathédrale d'Amos, Maison Funéraire Blais de l, Résidence Funéraire De L'Abiti, Librairie Espérance, Télédistri Amos Inc

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Amos (French: Diocèse d'Amos, Latin: Dioecesis Amosensis) is a Roman Catholic diocese that covers part of the Province of Quebec. The diocese was erected by Pope Pius XI on 3 December 1938. Joseph-Aldée Desmarais was named its first bishop on 20 June 1939 by Pope Pius XII. It has a total area of 127,237 square miles (329,540 km2) and a total population of 115,000.

The diocese has been headed by Gilles Lemay, formerly an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Quebec, since his installation on April 15, 2011. He replaced the retiring bishop, Eugène Tremblay, who had reached the mandatory retirement age for bishops of 75.

The diocese has 35 priests, 47 Religious Sisters, and 91,600 Catholics (2012).

Diocesan bishops

The following is a list of the Bishops of Amos and their terms of service:

  • Joseph-Aldée Desmarais (1939-1968)
  • Albert Sanschagrin {auxiliary bishop} (1957-1967)
  • Gaston Hains (1967-1978)
  • Gérard Drainville (1978-2004)
  • Eugène Tremblay (2004-2011)
  • Gilles Lemay (2011–present)
  • References

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Amos Wikipedia

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