Lacroix, Gerald Cyprien, ISPX
Order in College: Cardinal Priest
With Title: San Giuseppe All'Aurelio
Native Country: Canada
Appointed by: Pope Francis on 22 February 2014
Ecclesiastical Office:  Archbishop of Quebec, Canada 
Papal Elector: Eligible; Ineligible on 27 July 2037

Gerald Cyprien Lacroix was born in Saint-Hilaire de Dorset, Canada, on 27 July 1957. In 1965 he emigrated with his family to New Hampshire, United States. In 1975, he entered the Pius X Secular Institute. He subsequently returned to Quebec, and in 1980 travelled to Colombia as a missionary. When he returned home, he decided to become a priest: in 1982 he professed final vows and in 1985 completed a bachelor of theology. He was immediately appointed as General Secretary of the Pius X Secular Institute, an office he held until 1987. At this time, he also served as Director of the Centre for Christian Formation and Renewal in Quebec. He was ordained a priest on 8 October 1988. He then returned to Colombia, where from 1990-98 he served as a missionary in the Archdiocese of Popayan, as a professor at the Major Seminary of San José, as a member of the diocesan pastoral council, presbyteral council, and commission for social media, and as director of the commission on the liturgy. In 2001, he was named director general of the ISPX and returned to Quebec where he served for two consecutive terms. Since 2008 he has served as president of the secretariat of the Saint-André school of evangelization in Canada and as a member of the executive council of the worldwide conference of secular institutes. He was ordained a bishop on 24 May 2009, following his appointment as titular Bishop of Ilta and Auxiliary Bishop of Quebec. In 2010 he was named diocesan administrator, after Cardinal Marc Ouellet's appointment as Prefect of the Congregation for Bishops. At this time, he was also named a member of the committee for interreligious and intercultural relations for the assembly of Bishops of Quebec, a member of the Family and Life ad hoc committee for the Canadian Bishops' Conference, and coordinating Bishop for secular institutes in Canada. On 22 February 2011 he was appointed Archbishop of Quebec by Pope Benedict XVI. Three years later, he became the eighth Cardinal of Quebec and the 17th cardinal to be named in Canadian history.