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Jean-Claude Turcotte


If you're expecting the usual scorecard of positions on hot-button issues that predictably accompanies obituaries of religious leaders, particularly those of the Catholic Church, here it is:

Name: Jean-Claude Turcotte.

Born: June 26, 1936, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Title: Archbishop Emeritus of Montreal.

Affiliation: Roman Catholic Church.

Abortion: Against. Renounced his Order of Canada membership in protest of the induction of pro-choice activist Henry Morgentaler in 2008.

Gay marriage: Against.

Married priests: Against.

Ordination of women: Ditto.

Poverty: Against.

Quebec independence: No declared stance. Made headlines for saying it was up to Quebeckers, regardless of the Supreme Court's opinion.

Died: April 8, 2015, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Picked by: Gerard Tierney.

Points: 8, plus 5 for solo.

--Gerard Tierney

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