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Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Ottawa

Archdiocese of Ottawa
Archidioecesis Ottaviensis
Notre Dame Church of Ottawa
Country Canada
Ecclesiastical province Ottawa
Area 5,818 km2 (2,246 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2013)
428,000 (48%)
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Roman Rite
Established June 8, 1886
Cathedral Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Metropolitan Archbishop Terrence Prendergast
Auxiliary Bishops Christian Riesbeck[1]
Vicar General Kevin Beach
Emeritus Bishops Marcel André J. Gervais

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Ottawa (Latin: Archidioecesis Ottaviensis) is a Catholic archdiocese that includes part of the Province of Ontario and includes the suffragan dioceses of Hearst, Pembroke, and the Timmins. It is currently led by Archbishop Terrence Prendergast.

It was elevated to archdiocese status on June 8, 1886. As of 2004, the archdiocese contains 111 parishes, 177 active diocesan priests, 102 religious priests, and 400,000 Catholics. It also has 848 Women Religious, 147 Religious Brothers, and 60 permanent deacons.


  • Diocesan bishops 1
  • References 2
    • Bibliography 2.1
  • External links 3

Diocesan bishops

The following is a list of the bishops and archbishops of Ottawa and their terms of service:


  1. ^


  •  "Ottawa".  
  • Archdiocese of Ottawa page at retrieved July 13, 2006
  • - GuiguesDictionary of Canadian Biography OnlineBiography at the
  • - DuhamelDictionary of Canadian Biography OnlineBiography at the

External links

  • Archdiocese of Ottawa site

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