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Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Rimouski

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The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Rimouski is a Roman Catholic archdiocese that includes part of the Province of Quebec and includes the suffragan dioceses of Baie-Comeau
Roman Catholic Diocese of Baie-Comeau
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Baie-Comeau is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Rimouski. It was elevated as the Vicariate Apostolic of Golfe St-Laurent on 12 September 1905 and as the Diocese of Golfe St-Laurent on 24 November 1945...

, and the Gaspé
Roman Catholic Diocese of Gaspé
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Gaspé is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Rimouski.-Ordinaries:*François-Xavier Ross *Albini LeBlanc *Paul Bernier *Jean-Marie Fortier...

. It is led by Archbishop Pierre-Andre Fournier
Pierre-Andre Fournier
Pierre-André Fournier is a Canadian prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He is the sixth and current Archbishop of Rimouski.-Biography:...

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As of 2004, the archdiocese contains 114 parishes, 109 active diocesan priests, 13 religious priests, and 145,000 Catholics. It also has 643 Women Religious, 53 Religious Brothers, and 9 permanent deacons.

Residential bishops


The following is a list of the bishops and archbishops of Rimouski and their terms of service:
  • Jean-Pierre-François Laforce-Langevin
    Jean Langevin
    Jean-Pierre-François-Laforce Langevin, , was born and lived his life in Quebec. He was taught by a governess before entering the Petit Séminaire de Quebec. He began his studies for the priesthood at the Grand Séminaire and taught back at his old school, a vocation he continued after he was ordained...

     (1867–1891)
  • André-Albert Blais
    André-Albert Blais
    André-Albert Blais was a Canadian Roman Catholic priest and Bishop of Rimouski.Born in Saint-Vallier, Quebec, the son of Hubert Blais and Marguerite Roy, Blais was educated in Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pocatière, Quebec, at the Quebec Seminary and at Collège de Lévis. He was ordained in 1868. From 1868 to...

     (1891–1919)
  • Joseph-Romuald Léonard (1919–1926)
  • Georges-Alexandre Courchesne (1928–1950)
  • Charles Eugène Parent (1951–1967)
  • Louis Lévesque (1967–1973)
  • Joseph Gilles Napoléon Ouellet
    Joseph Gilles Napoléon Ouellet
    Joseph Gilles Napoléon Ouellet was the Canadian Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Rimouski in Rimouski, Quebec, from his appointment on April 27, 1973, until his retirement on October 16, 1992...

     (1973–1992)
  • Bertrand Blanchet (1992–2008)
  • Pierre-Andre Fournier
    Pierre-Andre Fournier
    Pierre-André Fournier is a Canadian prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He is the sixth and current Archbishop of Rimouski.-Biography:...

    (2008–present)