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Archdiocese of Québec
Archidioecesis Quebecensis
Archidiocèse de Québec
Coat of Arms of Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Québec City.svg
Coat of Arms of the Archdiocese of Québec
Location
Country Canada
Territory Quebec City
Ecclesiastical province Quebec
Metropolitan Quebec City, Quebec
Statistics
Area 35,180 km2 (13,580 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2017)
1,277,354
1,015,815 (79.5%)
Parishes 201
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Roman Rite
Established 12 January 1658; 361 years ago
Cathedral Notre-Dame de Québec
Patron saint St. Ann
Secular priests 737
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Archbishop Gérald Lacroix
Auxiliary Bishops Louis Corriveau, Marc Pelchat
Emeritus Bishops Maurice Couture

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Quebec is a Catholic archdiocese in the province of Quebec, Canada. It was started in 1658 as an Apostolic vicariate. Pope Clement X made it a diocese in 1674. At the time, the diocese covered all of New France. Starting in 1817, parts of the diocese were split off into new dioceses. In 1819, it became an archdiocese.

The Archdiocese of Quebec is the ecclesiastical provincial for three other dioceses in Quebec: Chicoutimi, Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pocatière, and Trois-Rivières.

The current archbishop of Quebec is Gérald Lacroix, who was appointed in 2011.

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