Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Winnipeg

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Winnipeg (Latin: Archidioecesis Vinnipegensis) is a Roman Catholic archdiocese that includes part of the Province of Manitoba. It was previously led by archbishop emeritus James Weisgerber. The archdiocese is the only diocese of the Roman Rite in Canada that is immediately subject to the Holy See, as it is not part of an ecclesiastical province.[1]

Archdiocese of Winnipeg
Ecclesiastical provinceNone[1]
- Catholics

166,000 (23.5%)
DenominationRoman Catholic
RiteRoman Rite
CathedralSt. Mary's Cathedral in Winnipeg
Current leadership
ArchbishopRichard Gagnon

As of 2010, the archdiocese contains 92 parishes, 60 active diocesan priests, 26 religious priests, and 166,000 Catholics. It also has 27 religious brothers, 113 religious sisters, and 19 permanent deacons. The cathedral of the archdiocese is St. Mary's Cathedral in Winnipeg.


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

  • Arthur Alfred Sinnott (1915–1952)
  • Philip Francis Pocock (1952–1961), appointed Coadjutor Archbishop of Toronto, Ontario
  • George Flahiff (1960–1982)
  • Adam Exner (1982–1991), appointed Archbishop of Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Leonard James Wall (1992–2000)
  • James Weisgerber (2000–2013)
  • Richard Gagnon (2014–present)[2]

Coadjutor bishop

Auxiliary bishop

  • Francis Ryder Wood (1940-1943?), did not take effect

Other priest of this diocese who became bishop

See also




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