S+L logo

Meet Cardinal - Desginate Gerald Lacroix

January 12, 2014
One of the new cardinals named by Pope Francis is Archbishop Gerald Lacroix of Quebec City.
The 56 year old prelate was appointed to Quebec City in 2011, succeeding Cardinal Marc Ouellet was was asked to run the Vatican’s Congregation for Bishops.
Cardinal-designate Lacroix was born in Saint Hilaire de Dorset, Quebec, and spent a good portion of his childhood in Manchester, New Hampshire. He was ordained a priest in 1988 for the Secular Institute of Pius  X and spent about ten years as a missionary in Latin America.
In 2009 the Cardinal-designate was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Quebec City and ordained by Cardinal Marc Ouellet.
The facts and figures, however, do not paint a clear picture of the soon to be Cardinal. Watch the Witness interview above to meet Cardinal - designate Lacroix as he shares with Fr. Thomas Rosica how he found his vocation and how he lives his life.

Related posts

JPII: Did you know?
In honour of the feast day of Pope St. John Paul II today, here are some fun stats from his papacy. ...read more
Deacon-structing the Mass | Part 11: Communion
Communion on the hand or the tongue? Kneeling or standing? Deacon Pedro addresses these and more issues in this 11th part of his series on the Mass. ...read more
SLHour: Vampire-Hunting Priests
What does the Church teach about vampires? This week, Deacon Pedro talks with Eleanor Bourg Nicholson about her new novel, A Bloody Habit - and much more! ...read more
Our Church: By The Numbers
In celebration of World Statistics Day, Fr. Matt Gworek offers some fun and fascinating statistics about our awesome Church and the people within it. ...read more
As the synod on youth wraps up its third week, we hear from two of the youth delegates and two bishops attending the synod. ...read more