Cardinal Gérald Cyprien Lacroix will take possession of his titular church in Rome

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Cardinal LacroixHis Eminence Gérald Cyprien Cardinal Lacroix, Archbishop of Québec and Primate of the Church in Canada, will take possession of his titular church in Rome onJune 22, 2014. The church is San Giuseppe all’Aurelio. Traditionally, Cardinals are each assigned a particular church in Rome, although today they no longer participate in managing these churches. Cardinal Lacroix was elevated to the College of Cardinals during the Consistory that took place in Vatican City on February 22, 2014. Pope Francis had announced the nomination of the new Cardinals on January 12, 2014. Archbishop Lacroix is the eighth Cardinal in the history of the Archdiocese of Québec and the 17th Cardinal in the history of the Catholic Church in Canada.