Cardinal Lacroix is welcomed home from Rome

Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Cardinal Gérald Cyrpien Lacroix read from the Bible during the liturgical ceremony.

Some 4,000 people gathered at the Pavillon de la Jeunesse on February 28 to honour and welcome home Cardinal Gérald Lacroix. The new cardinal just had arrived home from the Vatican where he and 18 other bishops received their red hats from Pope Francis. Many more watched the proceedings on the Église catholique de Québec website ( or listened to it on Radio Galilée (FM 90.9).