Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Toronto

Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Toronto

Infobox Roman Catholic diocese
Roman Catholic Diocese of=Archdiocese of Toronto
Latin name of diocese=Archidioecesis Torontinus
location=Toronto, Ontario, Canada
territory=Southern Ontario, Georgian Bay
population=1,693,690 Catholics
rite=Roman Rite
patron=St. Michael
province=Archdiocese of Toronto
established=December 17, 1841
cathedral=St. Michael's Cathedral
leadership=Archbishop of Toronto
website= [ Archdiocese of Toronto]
pope=Benedict XVI
metropolitan=Thomas Christopher CollinsArchbishop of Toronto
ordinary=Thomas Christopher CollinsArchbishop of Toronto
auxiliary=John Anthony Boissoneau, Richard John Grecco, Peter Joseph HundtAuxiliary Bishops of Toronto
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Toronto is a Roman Catholic archdiocese that includes part of the Province of Ontario. Its archbishop is also the eccesiatical provincial for the dioceses of Hamilton, London, Saint Catharines, and Thunder Bay. The Archbishop is Thomas Christopher Collins, with auxiliary bishops John Anthony Boissonneau, Richard John Grecco, and Peter Joseph Hundt.


The diocese was created in December 17th, 1841 out of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kingston and covering the western half of Upper Canada with Bishop Michael Power appointed as the first Bishop. For a complete history, see the [ Archdiocese History website] .

As of 2004, the archdiocese contains 223 parishes, 363 active diocesan priests, 448 religious priests, and 1,360,000 Catholics. It also has 668 Women Religious, 510 Religious Brothers, and 96 permanent deacons.

Residential Cardinal and Bishops

* [ Archbishop Thomas Collins]
* [ Aloysius Cardinal Ambrozic] Auxiliary Bishops
* [ Bishop Richard Grecco] - Central
* [ Bishop John Boissonneau] - West
* [ Bishop Peter Hundt] - NorthBishop Emeritus
* [ Most Reverend Pearse Lacey (retired 1993)]


For a full list of churches in the Diocese, check the [ Parishes page.]

*Chinese Martyrs Catholic Church
*Saint Fidelis Catholic Church
*St. Michael's Cathedral, Toronto
*St. Paul's Basilica
*St. Patrick's Church (Toronto)
*Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church (Toronto)
*Holy Martyrs of Japan, Bradford
*Holy Family, Bolton
*St. Elizabeth Seton, Newmarket


* [ Archdiocese of Toronto page at] retrieved July 14, 2006

External links

* [ Archdiocese of Toronto Website]

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