- Roman Catholic Diocese of Nicolet
Diocese of Nicolet
Location Country Canada Ecclesiastical province Quebec Information Denomination Roman Catholic Rite Roman Rite Established 10 July 1885 Current leadership Pope Benedict XVI Bishop André Gazaille Website catholic-hierarchy.org/diocese/dnico.html
The seat of the bishop (or "ordinary") is the Cathedral of St. Jean-Baptiste, a spectacular building opened in 1963, which seats 1,200 worshippers and features extensive stained glass as well as other artwork by a number of local artists. The present building is the fifth cathedral, successor to four previous buildings that fell victim to various physical disasters: two collapses, a fire, and damage from the Nicolet landslide of 1955. A frieze of stained glass in the apse shows characters from the Bible and from the history of the Christian church, including a portrait of Bishop Martin, who was responsible for construction of the new building.
- Elphège Gravel (1885 – 1904)
- Joseph-Simon-Herman Brunault (1904 – 1937)
- Albini Lafortune (1938 – 1950)
- Joseph Albertus Martin (1950 – 1989)
- Raymond Saint-Gelais (1989 – 2011)
- André Gazaille (2011 – present)
- "Diocese of Nicolet". Catholic-Hierarchy. http://www.catholic-hierarchy.org/diocese/dnico.html. Retrieved 2007-03-13.
- "Nicolet". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. 1913.
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