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Laval, François de Montmorency
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(Apr 30, 1623, Montigny-sur-Aure, France – May 6, 1708, Quebec, Canada) was the first bishop of Quebec. Laval was trained for the priesthood in the premier Jesuit schools and was sent as vicar apostolic (Vicar, Apostolic) to New France in 1659. In Quebec he established the parish system, built schools, and founded the Seminary of Quebec, the heart of his design to build a Catholic culture. He struggled with merchants and politicians who resisted his attempts to stop the trade in liquor with natives. King Louis XIV and Rome agreed to the founding of the diocese of Q…

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Ellens, Jacob P., “Laval, François de Montmorency”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 16 June 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_12703>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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