Canada: QUEBEC: Enthronement

For Quebec City it was a great day. Flags and bunting had been hung from public buildings and churches; prominent among the decorations were the yellow and white colors of the papacy and nostalgic fleurs-de-lis. Bells of 27 Roman Catholic churches pealed a welcome. From behind grey clouds the sun burst forth, as the car bearing the tall, 42-year-old archbishop-designate, the Most Rev. Maurice Roy, drove through the crowded streets. Women pushed to the car's side, held up their children for a blessing. Msgr. Roy had arrived for his consecration as the eleventh archbishop of the Dominion's oldest diocese.


Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!