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Carter, Gerald Emmett (Cardinal Carter)

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Born: 1912 AD
Died: 2003 AD, at 91 years of age.

Nationality: Canadian
Categories: Archbishops, Bishops, Cardinal, Clergymen

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1912 - Born on March 1st in Montreal, Quebec. Archbishop of Toronto.

         - Educated at St. Patrick's Boy's School, Montreal College.

1933 - Received his B.A. degree from University of Montreal.

1937 - Ordained as a priest in Montreal.

         - He supervied the Montreal Catholic School Commission.

1941 - He was the chaplain of the Newman Club of McGill University.

1945 - Charter member and first President of the Thomas More Institute for Adult Education.

1946 - He was co-founder and first president of the Thomas More Institute for Adult Education in Montreal.

1948 - English Commissioner of the the Montreal Catholic School Commission.

1955 - He founded St. Joseph's Teachers College, Montreal for English- speaking Catholics in Quebec.

1961 - He was a lector in St. Lawrence College, Quebec.

         - He was the Auxiliary Bishop of London.

1964 - Became the Bishop of London.

1971 - He was the Chairman of the International Committee for English in the Liturgy.

1978 - He became the Archbishop of Toronto.

         - He was installed as Archbishop of Toronto following the resignation of Bishop Philip Pocock.

1979 - He was elevated to Sacred College of Cardinals.

         - Appointed Member Secretariate for Non-Christians and Secretariate for Christian unity.

1981 - He was appointed to serve on a cardinals' committee studying the Vatican's financial situation.

1983 - He was invested as a Companion of the Order of Canada.

1990 - He retired as Toronto archbishop on St. Patrick's Day on March 17th.

2003 - Died on April 6th in Toronto.

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