How many cathedrals are in Montreal?
Montreal, nicknamed the “City of Saints” or the ville aux cent clochers (city of a hundred bell towers), is famous for its many beautiful churches. There are four basilicas located in the city, as well as six cathedrals of various denominations.
Which Canadian province has the most Catholics?
What is the main religion in Montreal?
The dominant religion in Quebec is Christianity, which is adhered to by roughly 90.2% of the population. Montreal is the seat of a diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church.
Why is Quebec so Catholic?
During the French Revolution, Quebec became a haven for French Catholic refugees fleeing the guillotine. From its missionary beginning, the Catholic identity of Quebec grew and remained strong, especially as the Catholic Church took on the preservation of the French language and culture of Quebec as its duty.
What is the oldest church in Montréal?
One of the oldest churches in Montreal, it was built in 1771 over the ruins of an earlier chapel.
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