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Diocese of

Metz

France France

Continent: West Europe

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Immediately subject to the Holy See

Patron Saint: Saint Étienne, martyr

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History

Papal Visits


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Bishop (2013.09.27 – ...):Bishop Jean-Christophe André Robert Lagleize (59)Bishop Jean-Christophe André Robert Lagleize (59)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Metz (Roman Rite)

Bishop Jean-Christophe André Robert Lagleize (59)Bishop Jean-Christophe André Robert Lagleize (59)
(2013.09.27 – ...)

Bishop of Metz (France)

Vers Jésus Christ dans la paix et la joie

Born:1954.11.07 (France)
Ordained Priest:1981.06.28
Consecrated Bishop:2002.02.23

Bishop of Valence (France) (2001.12.11 – 2013.09.27)

Bishop of Metz (France) (2013.09.27 – ...)

Bishop Pierre René Ferdinand Raffin, O.P. (76)Bishop Pierre René Ferdinand Raffin, O.P. (76)
(1987.08.04 – 2013.09.27)

Bishop emeritus of Metz (France)

Caritate serviente felix

Born:1938.02.13 (France)
Ordained Priest:1964.07.05
Consecrated Bishop:1987.10.11

Bishop of Metz (France) (1987.08.04 – 2013.09.27)

Bishop Paul Joseph Schmitt
(1958.11.30 – 1987)

Stat crux

Born:1911.03.31 (France)
Ordained Priest:1935.07.14
Consecrated Bishop:1958.11.13
Died:1987.09.09 († 76)

Titular Bishop of Centenaria (1958.07.05 – 1958.07.05)

Coadjutor Bishop of Metz (France) ([1958.05.29] 1958.07.05 – 1958.11.30)

Bishop of Metz (France) (1958.11.30 – 1987)

Vice-President of Council of European Bishops’ Conferences (1982 – 1983)

Bishop Joseph-Jean Heintz
(1938.03.04 – 1958.11.30)

Pax in veritate et caritate

Born:1886.01.29 (France)
Ordained Priest:1910.05.21
Consecrated Bishop:1934.01.25
Died:1958.11.30 († 72)

Bishop of Troyes (France) (1933.12.07 – 1938.03.04)

Bishop of Metz (France) ([1938.02.15] 1938.03.04 – 1958.11.30)

Bishop Jean-Baptiste Pelt
(1919.08.01 – 1937.09.10)

Born:1863.04.06 (France)
Ordained Priest:1886.12.18
Consecrated Bishop:1919.09.29
Died:1937.09.10 († 74)

Bishop of Metz (France) ([1919.04.24] 1919.08.01 – 1937.09.10)

Bishop Charles-Henri-Jean-Willibrord Benzler, O.S.B. (later Archbishop)
(1901.09.21 – 1919.07.10)

In verbo tuo

Born:1853.10.16 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1876.08.28
Consecrated Bishop:1901.10.28
Died:1921.04.16 († 67)

Bishop of Metz (France) ([1901.09.08] 1901.09.21 – 1919.07.10)

Titular Archbishop of Attalia (1919.07.31 – 1921.04.16)

Bishop François-Louis Fleck
(1886.08.18 – 1899.10.27)

Born:1824.02.08 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1848.06.17
Consecrated Bishop:1881.07.25
Died:1899.10.27 († 75)

Titular Bishop of Sion (1881.05.13 – 1886.08.18)

Coadjutor Bishop of Metz (France) ([1880.12.10] 1881.05.13 – 1886.08.18)

Bishop of Metz (France) (1886.08.18 – 1899.10.27)

Bishop Paul-Georges-Marie Dupont des Loges
(1843.01.27 – 1886.08.18)

Born:1804.11.11 (France)
Ordained Priest:1828.12.12
Consecrated Bishop:1843.03.05
Died:1886.08.18 († 81)

Bishop of Metz (France) ([1842.09.13] 1843.01.27 – 1886.08.18)

Bishop François-François Besson
(1823.11.24 – 1842.07.23)

Born:1756.09.12 (France)
Ordained Priest:1779.12.18
Consecrated Bishop:1824.02.23
Died:1842.07.23 († 85)

Bishop of Metz (France) ([1823.09.12] 1823.11.24 – 1842.07.23)

Bishop Gaspard-Jean-André Jauffret
(1806.08.26 – 1823.05.12)

Born:1759.12.13 (France)
Consecrated Bishop:1806.12.08
Died:1823.05.12 († 63)

Bishop of Metz (France) ([1806.07.15] 1806.08.26 – 1823.05.12)

Bishop Pierre-François Bienaymé
(1802.05.04 – 1806.02.09)

Born:1737.10.26 (France)
Consecrated Bishop:1802.05.09
Died:1806.02.09 († 68)

Bishop of Metz (France) ([1802.04.11] 1802.05.04 – 1806.02.09)

Cardinal Louis-Joseph de Laval-Montmorency
(1761.04.06 – 1801)

Born:1724.07.17 (France)
Ordained Priest:
Consecrated Bishop:1754
Created Cardinal:1789.03.30
Died:1808.06.17 († 83)

Bishop of Orléans (France) ([1753.11.07] 1754.01.14 – 1757.10.08)

Bishop of Condom (France) ([1757.10.08] 1757.10.08 – 1760.08.21)

Bishop of Metz (France) ([1760.08.21] 1761.04.06 – 1801)

Cardinal-Priest with no Title assigned (1789.03.30 – 1808.06.17)

Bishop Claude de Rouvroy de Saint-Simon
(1734.02.15 – 1760.02.29)

Born:1695.09.20 (France)
Consecrated Bishop:1732.06.15
Died:1760.02.29 († 64)

Bishop of Noyon (France) ([1731.07.26] 1732.05.07 – 1734.02.15)

Bishop of Metz (France) ([1733.08.28] 1734.02.15 – 1760.02.29)

Bishop Henri Charles du Cambout de Coislin
(1697.05.26 – 1732.11.28)

Died:1732.11.28

Bishop of Metz (France) (1697.05.26 – 1732.11.28)

Archbishop Georges d’Aubusson de La Feuillade
(1668.09.04 – 1697.05.12)

Died:1697.05.12

Metropolitan Archbishop of Embrun (France) (1649.09.12 – 1668.09.04)

Archbishop-Bishop of Metz (France) (1668.09.04 – 1697.05.12)

Bishop Georges d’Aubusson de la Feuillade
(1668.03.23 – 1697.05.12)

Died:1697.05.12

Bishop of Metz (France) (1668.03.23 – 1697.05.12)

Bishop-elect Wilhelm Egon von Fürstenberg (later Cardinal)
(1663.09.28 – 1668)

Born:1629.12.02 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:
Consecrated Bishop:1683
Created Cardinal:1686.09.02
Died:1704.04.10 († 74)

Bishop of Metz (France) (1663.09.28 – 1668)

Bishop of Strasbourg (France) ([1682.06.08] 1683.01.11 – 1704.04.10)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Köln (Germany) (1687 – 1688)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Onofrio (1689.11.14 – 1704.04.10)

Bishop François-Egon von Fürstenberg (Franz Egon)
(1658 – 1663.01.19)

Born:1625 (Germany)
Died:1682.04.01 († 57)

Bishop of Metz (France) (1658 – 1663.01.19)

Bishop of Strasbourg (France) (1663.01.19 – 1682.04.01)

Cardinal Jules Raymond Mazarin
(1652 – 1658)

Fimando firmior hæret / Hinc ordo hinc copia rerum

Born:1602.07.14 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:
Created Cardinal:1641.12.16
Died:1661.03.09 († 58)

Cardinal-Priest with no Title assigned (1641.12.16 – 1661.03.09)

Bishop of Metz (France) (1652 – 1658)

Abbot Ordinary of Cluny (France) (1654 – 1661.03.09)

Bishop Étienne de Puget
(Apostolic Administrator 1623.11.17 – 1628)

Bishop Henri de Bourbon-Verneuil
(1612 – 1652)

Bishop of Metz (France) (1612 – 1652)

Cardinal Anne de Pérusse Escars de Givry, O.S.B.
(1608.09.10 – 1612.04.19)

Abundantia diligentibus

Born:1546.03.29 (France)
Ordained Priest:
Consecrated Bishop:1584
Created Cardinal:1596.06.05
Died:1612.04.19 († 66)

Bishop of Lisieux (France) (1584.10.01 – 1598)

Coadjutor Bishop of Langres (France) (1603.03.03 – 1608.09.10)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Susanna (1604.06.14 – 1612.04.19)

Bishop of Metz (France) (1608.09.10 – 1612.04.19)

Cardinal Charles de Lorraine-Vaudémont
(1578.07.18 – 1607.11.24)

Born:1567.07.01 (France)
Ordained Priest:
Created Cardinal:1589.12.20
Died:1607.11.24 († 40)

Bishop of Metz (France) (1578.07.18 – 1607.11.24)

Cardinal-Deacon of S. Agata alla Suburra (1591.04.05 – 1607.11.24)

Bishop of Strasbourg (France) (1604 – 1607.11.24)

Cardinal Louis de Guise
(1568.10.05 – 1578.03.29)

Born:1527.10.21 (France)
Ordained Priest:
Created Cardinal:1553.12.22
Consecrated Bishop:
Died:1578.03.29 († 50)

Bishop of Troyes (France) (1545.05.11 – 1550.06.27)

Bishop of Albi (France) (1550.06.27 – 1561.05.09)

Cardinal-Deacon of S. Tommaso in Parione pro illa vice Deaconry (1555.07.17 – 1568.03.24)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Sens (France) (1561.05.09 – 1562.12.16)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Tommaso in Parione (1568.03.24 – 1578.03.29)

Bishop of Metz (France) (1568.10.05 – 1578.03.29)

Bishop François Beaucaire de Péguillon
(1555 – 1568)

Bishop of Metz (France) (1555 – 1568)

Cardinal Robert de Lenoncourt
(Apostolic Administrator 1551.04.22 – 1555.12.16)

Cardinal Charles de Guise de Lorraine
(1550.05.18 – 1551.04.22)

Born:1524.02.17 (France)
Ordained Priest:
Consecrated Bishop:1545
Created Cardinal:1547.07.27
Died:1574.12.25 († 50)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Reims (France) (1538.02.06 – 1574.12.25)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Cecilia (1547.11.04 – 1555.12.11)

Coadjutor Bishop of Metz (France) (1547.11.16 – 1550.05.18)

Abbot Ordinary of Cluny (France) (1550 – 1574.12.25)

Bishop of Metz (France) (1550.05.18 – 1551.04.22)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Apollinare (1555.12.11 – 1574.12.25)

Cardinal Jean de Lorraine
(Apostolic Administrator 1548 – 1550)

Cardinal Jean de Lorraine
(Apostolic Administrator 1505 – 1543)

Bishop Henri de Lorraine
(1484 – 1501.07.26)

Born:1430 (France)
Died:1505.10.20 († 75)

Bishop of Thérouanne (1456 – 1485)

Bishop of Metz (France) (1484 – 1501.07.26)

Bishop George de Bade
(1459 – 1484.02.11)

Died:1484.02.11

Bishop of Metz (France) (1459 – 1484.02.11)

Archbishop Jakob von Sierck
(Apostolic Administrator 1455.09.02 – 1456.05.28)

Bishop Conrad Bayer de Boppard
(1416 – 1459.04.20)

Died:1459.04.20

Bishop of Metz (France) (1416 – 1459.04.20)

Bishop Raoul de Coucy
(1388 – 1415)

Bishop of Metz (France) (1388 – 1415)

Bishop of Noyon (France) (1415 – 1424)

Blessed Pseudocardinal Pierre de Luxembourg
(1384.02.10 – 1387.07.02)

Born:1369.07.20 (France)
Ordained Priest:
Created Cardinal:1384.04.15
Died:1387.07.02 († 17)

Bishop of Metz (France) (1384.02.10 – 1387.07.02)

Pseudocardinal-Deacon of S. Giorgio in Velabro (1384.04.15 – 1387.07.02)

Bishop Thierri Bayer de Boppard
(1365 – 1384.01.10)

Died:1384.01.10

Bishop of Metz (France) (1365 – 1384.01.10)

Archbishop Jean de Vienne
(1361 – 1365)

Died:1382.10.07

Metropolitan Archbishop of Besançon (France) (1355 – 1361)

Bishop of Metz (France) (1361 – 1365)

Bishop of Basel (Switzerland) (1365 – 1382.10.07)

Bishop Adhémar de Monteil
(1327 – 1361.05.12)

Died:1361.05.12

Bishop of Metz (France) (1327 – 1361.05.12)

Bishop Louis de Poitiers
(1324.04.03 – 1327)

Died:1327

Bishop of Viviers (France) (1306 – 1318)

Bishop of Langres (France) (1320.02.13 – 1324.04.03)

Bishop of Metz (France) (1324.04.03 – 1327)

Bishop Louis de Poitiers
(1324.04.03 – 1327)

Died:1327

Bishop of Metz (France) (1324.04.03 – 1327)

Fr. Henri Dauphin
(1319.05.04 – 1325.08.25)

Bishop of Passau (Germany) (1317.06.03 – 1319.05.04)

Bishop of Metz (France) (1319.05.04 – 1325.08.25)

Bishop Renaud de Bar
(1302 – 1316.05.04)

Died:1316.05.04

Bishop of Metz (France) (1302 – 1316.05.04)

Bishop Gérard de Rhéninghe
(1297 – 1302.06.30)

Died:1302.06.30

Bishop of Metz (France) (1297 – 1302.06.30)

Bishop Bouchard d’Avesnes
(1282 – 1296.11.29)

Died:1296.11.29

Bishop of Metz (France) (1282 – 1296.11.29)

Bishop Jean de Flandre
(1280 – 1282.10.31)

Bishop of Metz (France) (1280 – 1282.10.31)

Bishop of Liège (Belgium) (1282.10.31 – 1292.10.14)

Bishop Laurent de Lichtenberg
(1270 – 1279)

Bishop of Metz (France) (1270 – 1279)

Bishop Guillaume de Traînel
(1264 – 1269.01.04)

Bishop of Metz (France) (1264 – 1269.01.04)

Bishop Philippe de Florange
(1261 – 1264)

Bishop of Metz (France) (1261 – 1264)

Bishop Jacques de Lorraine
(1239 – 1260.10.24)

Died:1260.10.24

Bishop of Metz (France) (1239 – 1260.10.24)

Bishop Jean d’Apremont (Giovanni d’Aspromonte)
(1224 – 1238.12.10)

Bishop of Verdun (France) (1217 – 1224)

Bishop of Metz (France) (1224 – 1238.12.10)

Bishop Conrad de Scharfenberg
(1212 – 1224.03.24)

Died:1224.03.24

Bishop of Metz (France) (1212 – 1224.03.24)

Bishop Bertram
(1180 – 1212.04.06)

Died:1212.04.06

Bishop of Metz (France) (1180 – 1212.04.06)

Bishop Thierry de Lorraine
(1173 – 1179)

Bishop of Metz (France) (1173 – 1179)

Mr. Frédéric de Pluvoise
(1171 – 1173 not possessed)

Bishop of Metz (France) (1171 – 1173 not possessed)

Mr. Thierry de Bar
(1163 – 1171.08.08 not possessed)

Died:1171.08.08

Bishop of Metz (France) (1163 – 1171.08.08 not possessed)

Bishop Étienne de Bar
(1120 – 1162.12.29)

Died:1162.12.29

Bishop of Metz (France) (1120 – 1162.12.29)

Bishop Théoger
(1118 – 1120.04.29)

Died:1120.04.29

Bishop of Metz (France) (1118 – 1120.04.29)

Bishop Adalbéron
(1104 – 1115)

Bishop of Metz (France) (1104 – 1115)

Bishop Poppon
(1090 – 1104)

Bishop of Metz (France) (1090 – 1104)

Fr. Bouchard
(1090 – 1090 not possessed)

Bishop of Metz (France) (1090 – 1090 not possessed)

Bishop Brunon de Calw
(1087 – 1089)

Bishop of Metz (France) (1087 – 1089)

Bishop Hermann
(1073 – 1090.05.06)

Died:1090.05.06

Bishop of Metz (France) (1073 – 1090.05.06)

Bishop Adalbéron de Metz
(1047 – 1072.11.13)

Bishop of Metz (France) (1047 – 1072.11.13)

Bishop Thierry de Luxembourg
(1006 – 1047.04.30)

Bishop of Metz (France) (1006 – 1047.04.30)

Blessed Bishop Adalbéron
(984.10.16 – 1005.12.14)

Died:1005.12.14

Bishop of Verdun (France) (983 – 984.10.16)

Bishop of Metz (France) (984.10.16 – 1005.12.14)

Saint Bishop Siméon
(? – ?)

Bishop of Metz (France) (? – ?)

Saint Bishop Victor
(? – ?)

Bishop of Metz (France) (? – ?)

Saint Bishop Victor
(346? – ?)

Bishop of Metz (France) (346? – ?)

Saint Bishop Patient de Metz
(? – ?)

Bishop of Metz (France) (? – ?)

Saint Bishop Félix
(? – ?)

Bishop of Metz (France) (? – ?)

Saint Bishop Céleste de Metz
(? – ?)

Bishop of Metz (France) (? – ?)

Saint Bishop Clément de Metz
(280 – 300)

Bishop of Metz (France) (280 – 300)

Former Prelates


as of 2014.08.13

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