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Memorable Manitobans: Antoine Hacault (1926-2000)


Born at Bruxelles on 17 January 1926, he was ordained as a priest on 20 May 1951, holding many positions in the Archdiocese of St. Boniface. In 1962 he was appointed as a peritus at the Second Vatican Council. In 1964, Hacault was appointed as the Auxiliary Bishop of Saint Boniface, where he was ordained by his predecessor, Archbishop Maurice Baudoux, on 8 September 1964. On 28 October 1972, he was appointed Coadjutor Archbishop, and then succeeded to the Archbishopric of St. Boniface on 7 September 1974.

As Archbishop, Hacault worked extensively with the CCCB, being a member of the Pastroal Team, the Commission for Missions, member of the Commissions for Ecumenism and Non-Believers, and many other commissions. The Archbishop also held positions at the regional and provincial levels, in addition to the Roman Curia. He was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Manitoba in 1989.

He died at St. Boniface on 13 April 2000.


Archbishop Antoine Hacault,

Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops,,eng/

This page was prepared by Kris Keen and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 19 November 2020

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