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Carter, Gerald Emmett

Born: 1912 AD
Died: 2003 AD
Nationality: Canadian
Categories: Archbishops, Bishops, Cardinal, Clergymen

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.