Archdiocese of Gatineau
The archdiocese of Gatineau , in the province of Quebec, in Canada, was canonically set up the October 31st 1990. Previously, it had been set up in diocese with the permission of Jean XXIII the April 27th 1963 starting from the territory of the Archidiocèse of Ottawa. It was called diocese of Hull at the time of its creation, but it changed its name for diocese of Gatineau-Hull on March 1st 1982. The current name was selected the November 13rd 2005 after the fusion of the towns of Gatineau and Hull. Its archbishop is Mgr Roger Ébacher. Its surface is of 6.015 km ². Its episcopal see is the Cathédrale Saint-Joseph de Gatineau in the district hullois. Previously, the cathedral was in the district gatinois and was named in the honor of Saint Jean-Marie Vianney.
There are 89 priests and nearly 239.000 catholics in this diocese. The number of priests fell of almost three times since the first census in 1966. The Rédemptoristes had a monastery with Aylmer, but it was transformed into residence for elderly. This diocese, in the area of the Outaouais, is divided into three episcopal areas (Western, Center and Is) which include/understand 61 parishes. The diocese attended the displacement of the young people with the JMJ of 2005.
Bishops and Archbishops
- Mgr Paul-Emile Charbonneau (1963 - 1973)
- Mgr Adolphe E. Proulx (1974 - 1987)
- Mgr Roger Ébacher (1988 -)
- Priests of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
- Maidservants of Jesus-Marie
- Sisters of the Saints Hearts of Jesus and Marie,
- Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
- Others (see bond)
- Institute Voluntas Dei
- Oblates missionaries of Marie-Immaculate
- Official site of the Archdiocese of Gatineau-Hull
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