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Diocese of

Digne

France France

Continent: West Europe

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 6,986 km²

Population: 114,178 Catholics (70.8% of 161,241 total) (2015)

Ecclesiastical Province: Marseille

Neighbouring Dioceses: Avignon (←), Valence (↖), Gap (↑), Saluzzo (↗), Cuneo (↗), Nice (↘), Fréjus–Toulon (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

Patron Saint: Saint Dommin, Saint Vincent

Statistics: 198 parishes, 37 priests (26 diocesan, 11 religious), 9 deacons, 128 lay religious (26 brothers, 102 sisters), 5 seminarians (2015)

Website: Link

History

United Titles


Special Churches

Avignon (←), Valence (↖), Gap (↑), Saluzzo (↗), Cuneo (↗), Nice (↘), Fréjus–Toulon (↓)

Present Prelates

Bishop (2014.11.07 – ...):Bishop Jean-Philippe Nault, S.J.M.V. (52)Bishop Jean-Philippe Nault, S.J.M.V. (52)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Digne (Roman Rite)

Bishop Jean-Philippe Nault, S.J.M.V. (52)Bishop Jean-Philippe Nault, S.J.M.V. (52)Permalink
(2014.11.07 – ...)

Bishop of Digne (France)

Sicut qui ministrat

Born:1965.04.13 (France)
Ordained Priest:1998.07.05
Consecrated Bishop:2015.01.17

Bishop of Digne (France) (2014.11.07 – ...)

Bishop François-Xavier Jacques Marie Loizeau (78)Bishop François-Xavier Jacques Marie Loizeau (78)Permalink
(1997.11.10 – 2014.11.07)

Bishop emeritus of Digne (France)

Vitam abundantius

Born:1939.07.07 (France)
Ordained Priest:1965.06.28
Consecrated Bishop:1998.01.25

Bishop of Digne (France) (1997.11.10 – 2014.11.07)

Archbishop Georges Paul Pontier (74)Bishop Georges Paul Pontier (74) (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1988.02.02 – 1996.08.05)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Marseille (France)
President of Bishops’ Conference of France

Pauperes evangelizantur / La bonne nouvelle est annoncée aux pauvres

Born:1943.05.01 (France)
Ordained Priest:1966.07.03
Consecrated Bishop:1988.03.20

Bishop of Digne (France) (1988.02.02 – 1996.08.05)

Bishop of La Rochelle (France) (1996.08.05 – 2006.05.12)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Marseille (France) (2006.05.12 – ...)

President of Bishops’ Conference of France (2013.07.01 – ...)

Bishop Edmond-Marie-Henri AbeléPermalink
(1980.12.01 – 1987.06.02)

Born:1925.03.04 (France)
Ordained Priest:1951.10.21
Consecrated Bishop:1972.10.15
Died:2017.09.27 († 92)

Bishop of Monaco (Monaco) (1972.06.27 – 1980.12.01)

Bishop of Digne (France) (1980.12.01 – 1987.06.02)

Bishop René-Fernand-Bernardin Collin, O.F.M.Permalink
(1958.12.21 – 1980)

Born:1905.05.09
Ordained Priest:1934.06.10
Consecrated Bishop:1949.10.02
Died:1985.04.27 († 79)

Coadjutor Vicar Apostolic of Port-Said (Egypt) (1949.05.26 – 1952.01.18)

Titular Bishop of Dura (1949.05.26 – 1958.12.21)

Vicar Apostolic of Port-Said (Egypt) (1952.01.18 – 1958.12.21)

Bishop of Digne (France) (1958.12.21 – 1980)

Bishop Cosme-Benjamin JorcinPermalink
(1923.12.23 – 1958.12.20)

Born:1874.05.02 (France)
Ordained Priest:1896.12.19
Consecrated Bishop:1924.03.20
Died:1958.12.20 († 84)

Bishop of Digne (France) (1923.12.23 – 1958.12.20)

Bishop Jean-Joseph-Benoît-Marie MartelPermalink
(1917.11.27 – 1923.03.17)

Born:1860.09.21 (France)
Consecrated Bishop:1918.02.02
Died:1923.03.17 († 62)

Bishop of Digne (France) (1917.11.27 – 1923.03.17)

Bishop Léon-Adophe LenfantPermalink
(1915.06.01 – 1917.08.06)

Born:1858.01.08 (France)
Consecrated Bishop:1915.09.08
Died:1917.08.06 († 59)

Bishop of Digne (France) (1915.06.01 – 1917.08.06)

Bishop Dominique Castellan (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1906.07.13 – 1915.05.26)

Born:1856.08.04 (France)
Ordained Priest:1880.06.29
Consecrated Bishop:1906.08.26
Died:1936.05.12 († 79)

Bishop of Digne (France) (1906.07.13 – 1915.05.26)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Chambéry (France) (1915.05.26 – 1936.05.12)

Bishop Jean HazeraPermalink
(1897.04.19 – 1905.06.17)

Born:1837.12.31 (France)
Ordained Priest:1862.12.20
Consecrated Bishop:1897.09.05
Died:1905.06.17 († 67)

Bishop of Digne (France) ([1897.04.14] 1897.04.19 – 1905.06.17)

Archbishop Pierre-Paul ServonnetPermalink
(1889.05.27 – 1897.04.19)

Born:1830.12.14 (France)
Ordained Priest:1854
Consecrated Bishop:1889.07.25
Died:1909.10.18 († 78)

Bishop of Digne (France) ([1889.04.24] 1889.05.27 – 1897.04.19)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Bourges (France) ([1897.04.15] 1897.04.19 – 1909.10.18)

Bishop Henri-Abel MortierPermalink
(1887.05.26 – 1889.01.27)

Born:1825.08.05 (France)
Consecrated Bishop:1887.07.24
Died:1889.01.27 († 63)

Bishop of Digne (France) ([1887.04.16] 1887.05.26 – 1889.01.27)

Bishop Alfred-François Fleury-HottotPermalink
(1885.03.27 – 1887.05.26)

Born:1831.10.28 (France)
Consecrated Bishop:1885.05.26
Died:1889.08.09 († 57)

Bishop of Digne (France) ([1885.01.13] 1885.03.27 – 1887.05.26)

Bishop of Bayonne (France) ([1887.04.16] 1887.05.26 – 1889.08.09)

Archbishop Louis-Joseph-Marie-Ange VignePermalink
(1880.02.27 – 1885.03.27)

In vinculis caritatis

Born:1826.12.15 (France)
Ordained Priest:1850.05.25
Consecrated Bishop:1876.05.27
Died:1895.11.09 († 68)

Bishop of Oran (Algeria) ([1876.03.01] 1876.04.03 – 1880.02.27)

Bishop of Digne (France) ([1880.01.30] 1880.02.27 – 1885.03.27)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Avignon (France) ([1885.01.13] 1885.03.27 – 1895.11.09)

Bishop Marie-Julien MeirieuPermalink
(1848.12.11 – 1880.01)

Born:1800.11.25 (France)
Ordained Priest:1825
Consecrated Bishop:1849.02.24
Died:1884.07.09 († 83)

Bishop of Digne (France) ([1848.09.28] 1848.12.11 – 1880.01)

Bishop Marie-Dominique-Auguste Sibour (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1839.12.23 – 1848.07.10)

Major autem horum est caritas

Born:1792.04.04 (France)
Ordained Priest:1818.06.14
Consecrated Bishop:1840.02.25
Died:1857.01.03 († 64)

Bishop of Digne (France) ([1839.09.28] 1839.12.23 – 1848.07.10)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Paris (France) ([1848.07.10] 1848.09.11 – 1857.01.03)

Bishop François-Melchior-Charles-Bienvenu de MiollisPermalink
(1805.12.23 – 1838.08.31)

Born:1753.06.19 (France)
Ordained Priest:1777.09.20
Consecrated Bishop:1806.04.13
Died:1843.06.27 († 90)

Bishop of Digne (France) ([1805.08.28] 1805.12.23 – 1838.08.31)

Archbishop Irénée-Yves DesollePermalink
(1802.07.05 – 1805.03.22)

Certa fulgent sidera

Born:1744.05.19 (France)
Consecrated Bishop:1802.07.11
Died:1824.12.31 († 80)

Bishop of Digne (France) ([1802.04.29] 1802.07.05 – 1805.03.22)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Chambéry (France) ([1805.01.30] 1805.03.22 – 1817.12.07)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Chambéry (France) (1817.12.07 – 1823.11.11)

Bishop Jean-Baptiste de VilleneuvePermalink
(1791 – 1793)

Bishop of Digne (France) (1791 – 1793)

Bishop François du Mouchet de VilledieuPermalink
(1784.07.18 – 1801)

Bishop of Digne (France) (1784.07.18 – 1801)

Bishop Pierre-Paul du CaylarPermalink
(1758.04.16 – 1784.12.17)

Died:1784.12.17

Bishop of Digne (France) (1758.04.16 – 1784.12.17)

Bishop Louis Sextius de Jarente de La BruyèrePermalink
(1747.09.27 – 1758.01.29)

Bishop of Digne (France) (1747.09.27 – 1758.01.29)

Bishop Jean-Louis du LauPermalink
(1742.10.21 – 1746.09.15)

Died:1746.09.15

Bishop of Digne (France) (1742.10.21 – 1746.09.15)

Bishop Paul de RiberePermalink
(1742 – 1742)

Bishop of Digne (France) (1742 – 1742)

Bishop Antoine Amable de FeydeauPermalink
(1730.09.24 – 1741.12.03)

Died:1741.12.03

Bishop of Digne (France) (1730.09.24 – 1741.12.03)

Bishop Henri de PujetPermalink
(1708.04.07 – 1728.01.22)

Died:1728.01.22

Bishop of Digne (France) (1708.04.07 – 1728.01.22)

Bishop François Le TellierPermalink
(1677.10.09 – 1708.02.11)

Died:1708.02.11

Bishop of Digne (France) (1677.10.09 – 1708.02.11)

Bishop Henri-Félix de TassyPermalink
(1675.09 – 1677.06.18)

Born:1639
Consecrated Bishop:1676.12.06
Died:1711.11.10 († 72)

Bishop of Digne (France) (1675.09 – 1677.06.18)

Bishop of Châlon-sur-Saône (France) (1678 – 1711.11.10)

Bishop Jean de Vintimille du LucPermalink
(1669.09 – 1675.09)

Bishop of Digne (France) (1669.09 – 1675.09)

Bishop of Toulon (France) (1675.09 – 1682.11.15)

Bishop Jean de Vintimille du LucPermalink
(1669.09 – 1675.09)

Bishop of Digne (France) (1669.09 – 1675.09)

Bishop Jean-Armand de Rotondis de BiscarrasPermalink
(1668.08.03 – 1669.09)

Bishop of Digne (France) (1668.08.03 – 1669.09)

Bishop Toussaint de Forbin-Janson (later Cardinal)Permalink
(1664 – 1668.07.09)

Born:1631.10.01 (France)
Ordained Priest:
Consecrated Bishop:1656.05.14
Created Cardinal:1690.02.13
Died:1713.03.24 († 81)

Titular Bishop of Philadelphia in Arabia (1655.07.05 – 1664)

Coadjutor Bishop of Digne (France) (1655.07.05 – 1664)

Bishop of Digne (France) (1664 – 1668.07.09)

Bishop of Marseille (France) (1668.07.09 – 1679.09.25)

Bishop of Beauvais (France) (1679.09.25 – 1713.03.24)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Agnese fuori le mura (1690.07.10 – 1693.09.28)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Callisto (1693.09.28 – 1713.03.24)

Camerlengo of Sacred College of Cardinals (1702.01.23 – 1703.01.15)

Bishop Raphaël de BoulognePermalink
(1628.02 – 1664)

Died:1664

Bishop of Digne (France) (1628.02 – 1664)

Bishop Louis de BoulognePermalink
(1615.09.24 – 1628.02)

Died:1628.02

Bishop of Digne (France) (1615.09.24 – 1628.02)

Bishop Antoine de BoulognePermalink
(1602.06.10 – 1615.09.24)

Died:1615.09.24

Bishop of Digne (France) (1602.06.10 – 1615.09.24)

Bishop Claude CoqueletPermalink
(1587 – 1602)

Bishop of Digne (France) (1587 – 1602)

Bishop Henri Le MeignenPermalink
(1569 – 1587)

Bishop of Digne (France) (1569 – 1587)

Bishop Antoine HérouetPermalink
(1552 – 1568.12)

Died:1568.12

Bishop of Digne (France) (1552 – 1568.12)

Bishop Antoine OlivierPermalink
(1546.02.26 – 1552.09.12)

Bishop of Digne (France) (1546.02.26 – 1552.09.12)

Bishop of Lombez (France) (1552.09.12 – 1566)

Bishop Chérubin d’OrsièrePermalink
(1536.08.04 – 1545)

Died:1545

Bishop of Digne (France) (1536.08.04 – 1545)

Bishop François de GuiramandPermalink
(1513 – 1536.06.01)

Died:1536.06.01

Bishop of Digne (France) (1513 – 1536.06.01)

Bishop Antoine de GuiramandPermalink
(1479.08? – 1513?)

Bishop of Digne (France) (1479.08? – 1513?)

Bishop Conrad de La CroixPermalink
(1466.07.24 – 1479.08)

Died:1479.08

Bishop of Digne (France) (1466.07.24 – 1479.08)

Bishop Pierre TurelurePermalink
(1445 – 1466.07.22)

Died:1466.07.22

Bishop of Digne (France) (1445 – 1466.07.22)

Cardinal Guillaume d’EstoutevillePermalink
(1439.09.25 – 1445.09.11)

Born:1403 (France)
Ordained Priest:
Created Cardinal:1439.12.18
Consecrated Bishop:1440.01.10
Died:1483.01.22 († 80)

Apostolic Administrator of Couserans (France) (1439 – 1439)

Bishop of Angers (France) ([1439.02.20] 1439.03.30 – 1439.09.25 not possessed)

Apostolic Administrator of Mirepoix (France) (1439.04.18 – 1441.05.17)

Bishop of Digne (France) (1439.09.25 [1439.11.08] – 1445.09.11)

Camerlengo of Sacred College of Cardinals (1440 – 1441)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Martino ai Monti (1440.01.08 – 1454)

Apostolic Administrator of Nîmes (France) (1441.05.17 – 1450.01.07)

Archpriest of Papal Basilica of St. Mary Major (1443? – ?)

Apostolic Administrator of Béziers (France) (1444.07.10 – 1447.07.26)

Apostolic Administrator of Lodève (France) (1450.01.07 – 1453.01.26)

Bishop of Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne (France) (1453.01.26 – 1453.04.20)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Rouen (France) (1453.04.20 – 1483.01.22)

Apostolic Administrator of Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne (France) (1453.04.20 – 1483.01.22)

Cardinal-Bishop of Porto e Santa Rufina (1454 – 1461.10.26)

Cardinal-Bishop of Ostia–Velletri (1461.10.26 – 1483.01.22)

Camerlengo of Sacred College of Cardinals (1465.09 – 1466.01.09)

Camerlengo of Sacred College of Cardinals (1472.05.15 – 1473)

Cardinal Dean of Sacred College of Cardinals (1472.11 – 1483.01.22)

Chamberlain of the Holy Roman Church of Reverend Apostolic Camera (1477.08.12 – 1483.01.22)

Bishop Pierre de VersaillesPermalink
(1432? – 1439.10.09)

Died:1446.11.11

Bishop of Digne (France) (1432? – 1439.10.09)

Bishop of Meaux (France) (1439.10.09 – 1446.11.11)

Bishop Bertrand RaoulPermalink
(1409 – 1432.02.26)

Died:1432.02.26

Bishop of Digne (France) (1409 – 1432.02.26)

Bishop Nicolas de CorbairePermalink
(1397.06.04 – 1406.03.05)

Died:1406.03.05

Bishop of Sulmona (Italy) (1382.07.02 – 1397.06.04)

Bishop of Valva (Italy) (1382.07.02 – 1397.06.04)

Bishop of Digne (France) (1397.06.04 – 1406.03.05)

Bishop Bertrand de SeguretPermalink
(1362 – 1385?)

Died:1385?

Bishop of Digne (France) (1362 – 1385?)

Bishop Jean PeissoniPermalink
(1341 – 1362)

Bishop of Digne (France) (1341 – 1362)

Bishop Elzéar de VilleneuvePermalink
(1334.10.10 – 1341.10.07)

Died:1341.10.07

Bishop of Digne (France) (1334.10.10 – 1341.10.07)

Bishop Guillaume EbrardPermalink
(1326 – ?)

Bishop of Digne (France) (1326 – ?)

Bishop Guillaume de SabranPermalink
(1324 – 1325?)

Died:1325?

Bishop of Digne (France) (1324 – 1325?)

Bishop Armand de VernonPermalink
(1318 – 1324.01.25)

Died:1324

Bishop of Digne (France) (1318 – 1324.01.25)

Bishop of Nîmes (France) (1324.01.25 – 1324)

Bishop Renaud des PorceletsPermalink
(1302? – 1318?)

Died:1318?

Bishop of Digne (France) (1302? – 1318?)

Bishop HuguesPermalink
(1297 – 1299)

Bishop of Digne (France) (1297 – 1299)

Bishop Guillaume des PorceletsPermalink
(1289.12.02 – 1295)

Bishop of Digne (France) (1289.12.02 – 1295)

Bishop BonifatiusPermalink
(1248 – 1278.05.25)

Died:1278.05.25

Bishop of Digne (France) (1248 – 1278.05.25)

Bishop AmblardPermalink
(1247 – 1248)

Bishop of Digne (France) (1247 – 1248)

Bishop Hugues de LaonPermalink
(1233 – 1242)

Bishop of Digne (France) (1233 – 1242)

Bishop LantelmePermalink
(1210 – 1232.10.06)

Died:1232.10.06

Bishop of Digne (France) (1210 – 1232.10.06)

Bishop Walon de DampierrePermalink
(? – 1209)

Bishop of Digne (France) (? – 1209)

Bishop IsmidonPermalink
(? – 1206?)

Bishop of Digne (France) (? – 1206?)

Bishop Bertrand de TurriersPermalink
(? – ?)

Bishop of Digne (France) (? – ?)

Bishop Guigue de RevelPermalink
(1184 – 1185)

Bishop of Digne (France) (1184 – 1185)

Bishop Guillaume de Bénévent (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1179? – 1189)

Died:1208

Bishop of Digne (France) (1179? – 1189)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Embrun (France) (1189 – 1208)

Bishop Pierre de DroillaPermalink
(? – ?)

Bishop of Digne (France) (? – ?)

Bishop HuguesPermalink
(? – ?)

Bishop of Digne (France) (? – ?)

Bishop Hugues de VarsPermalink
(? – ?)

Bishop of Digne (France) (? – ?)

Bishop Pietro HesmidoPermalink
(1150? – ?)

Bishop of Digne (France) (1150? – ?)

Bishop GuiPermalink
(1146? – ?)

Bishop of Digne (France) (1146? – ?)

Bishop LaugierPermalink
(1070? – ?)

Bishop of Digne (France) (1070? – ?)

Bishop HuguesPermalink
(1038 – 1068?)

Bishop of Digne (France) (1038 – 1068?)

Bishop BernardoPermalink
(1028? – 1038)

Bishop of Digne (France) (1028? – 1038)

Bishop EminPermalink
(? – 1025?)

Bishop of Digne (France) (? – 1025?)

Former Prelates


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