Cardinal-designate Archbishop Gérald Cyprien Lacroix receives congratulations following announcement by Pope Francis

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Following the Holy Father’s announcement on January 12, 2014, that he has ignated the Most Reverend Gérald Cyprien Lacroix, Archbishop of Québec and Primate of the Church in Canada, to be a member of the College of Cardinals, a number of civil and religious authorities have conveyed their congratulations. Among these are His Eminence Thomas Cardinal Collins, Archbishop of Toronto; the Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada; the Honourable Pauline Marois, Premier of Quebec; and His Worship Régis Labeaume, Mayor of Québec. Bishops across Canada have also sent their congratulations to Cardinal-designate Lacroix, including the Most Reverent Paul-André Durocher, Archbishop of Gatineau and President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, and the Most Reverend Pierre-André Fournier, Archbishop of Rimouski and President of the Assembly of Québec Catholic Bishops.

Link to Cardinal Collins’ statement
Link to the CCCB President’s statement
Link to the letter of Archbishop Fournier (in French only)