March 18, 1879: John Joseph Lynch C.M. Appointed First Archbishop of Toronto

by | Mar 18, 2022 | Formation

On March 18, 1879, John Joseph Lynch C.M. was appointed the first Archbishop of Toronto, Canada.

John Joseph Lynch, C.M. … oversaw the needs of impoverished Catholics in the midst of industrialization. It was his task to ensure that the charities already in place functioned well. He was also forced to found new charities to cope with the unforeseen problems arising out of the industrialization and urbanization.

To learn more about Archbishop Lynch, see these two articles from the Vincentian Heritage Journal: The Charitable Endeavors of Archbishop John Joseph Lynch, C.M., and Becoming a Bishop and Remaining a Vincentian: The Struggles of Archbishop John Joseph Lynch, C.M..