The Hemisphere: Change of Command

Ever since Monsignor Joseph Charbonneau's sudden resignation last month (TIME, Feb. 20), Quebec has been wondering who would take his place in Montreal's red brick archbishop's palace. When Rome announced Charbonneau's successor last week, he turned out to be a man whom few had thought of: Monsignor Paul-Emile Léger, 45, a native Quebecker who had spent half of his religious career outside Canada. So unexpected was his appointment that on the day of the announcement only one French newspaper in Montreal could produce his photograph.

Rumors & Denials. Energetic Msgr. Léger was no stranger in the inner councils of the church. The...

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