Quebec’s 1st Bishop Declared a Saint Along With Ursuline Nun Who Educated Girls in New France

Bishop François de Laval de Montmorency, the first bishop of Quebec, who governed from 1674 to 1688 when the new Diocese of Quebec covered all France’s territory in North America, has been declared a saint.  The French-born prelate (1623-1708) was one of three recognized as saints today by Pope Francis, in a meet…


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