Installation of the new Archbishop of Montreal

Thursday, March 29, 2012

lepineThe Most Reverend Christian Lépine has taken canonical possession of the Archdiocese of Montreal with all the powers and rights involved. In accordance with canonical norms, this terminates the mandate of His Eminence Jean-Claude Cardinal Turcotte as Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese. He had been appointed Apostolic Administrator by Pope Benedict XVI at the same time that the Holy Father accepted Cardinal Turcotte’s resignation as Archbishop of Montreal.

Archbishop Lépine will be formally installed as the Archbishop of Montreal on Friday, April 27, 2012, at 7:30 pm, in the Cathedral Basilica of Marie-Reine-du Monde – Saint Jacques, Montreal.

With his recent episcopal appointment, Archbishop Lépine becomes an ex officio member of the Permanent Council of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.