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Eighth bishop and sixth archbishop of Montreal
Paul Cardinal Grégoire

Paul Grégoire became the Archbishop of Montreal shortly after Paul-Émile Cardinal Léger’s resignation. His episcopate is marked by the implementation of the Second Vatican Council at the height of the Quiet Revolution. He structured the Diocesan Curia; he was the driving force behind the major diocesan pastoral projects and the renewal of sacramental practice. He was responsible for the training internship offered to priests (internship in Rome), the permanent diaconate service, the creation of La Maison du Père, the missionary pastoral care service and the diocesan committee on the status of women.


1968 Creation of the diocesan catechumenate


1969 Creation of the Presbyteral Council


1971 Creation of the Bishop’s Executive, later the Episcopal Council


1972 Creation of the Pastoral Council


1975 Creation of the Council of the Religious


1976 Appointment of the first episcopal vicars


1980 Creation of the Family Life Office


1981 Ignace Bourget Residence