Student, Seminary St. Therese. L.Th., Grand Seminary Montreal. Juris Canonici Licentiatus, Institute Catholique, Paris, France.
S.T.D., Laval University, 1951. S.T.D., University Ottawa, 1961. Doctor of Letters, Assumption College, 1954.
Doctor of Laws, McGill University, 1960. Doctor of Laws, St. Francis Xavier University, 1961. Doctor of Laws, University Toronto, 1965.
Doctor of Laws, University Alberta, 1967. Doctor of Civil Law (honorary), Bishop's University, Lennoxville, Quebec, 1965. Doctor of Humane Letters, Waterloo Lutheran University, 1969.
Doctor honoris causa, University Montreal, 1974. Doctor honoris causa, University Sherbrooke, 1974. Doctor honoris causa, University Kingston, 1979.
Ordained priest, Roman Catholic Church, 1929;
consecrated bishop, Roman Catholic Church, Rome, 1950;
elevated to, Sacred College Cardinals, 1953;
with, Institute Catholique, Paris, 1930-1931;
professor, Issy-les-Moulineaux, 1931-1932;
assistant master novices, Issy-les-Moulineaux, 1932-1933;
founder, superior, Seminary of Fukuoka, Japan, 1933-1939;
vicar general, pastor cathedral, Diocese of Valleyfield, 1940-1947;
rector, Canadian College, Rome, Italy, 1947-1950;
archbishop of, Montreal, Canada, 1950-1967;
resigned for mission fields, Africa, 1967-1979;
archbishop emeritus of Montreal, 1979-1991;
chancellor, U. Montreal, 1950;
nominated as parish priest, St. Madeleine Sophie Barat's Parish, 1974;
resigned, St. Madeleine Sophie Barat's Parish, 1975. Papal legate closing Marian Year, Lourdes, France, 1954, St. Joseph'sOratory, Montreal, 1955, Ste. Anne de Beaupré, Quebec, Canada, 1958.
Member Central Commission preparatory to Vatican II, 1961. Member Council Commision on Sacred Theology, 1962, Sacred Consistorial Congregation Rome, 1963. Member of commission canon law Council Vatican II, 1963.
Member delegate Canada bishops Synod of Bishops, Rome, 1967. Member Council Propagation of Faith, Rome, 1972, Pontifical Commission Pastoral of Tourism, Rome, 1972. Co-president Canada Foundation for Refugees, from 1979.