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Diocese of

Versailles

France France

Continent: West Europe

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 2,270 km²

Population: 940,096 Catholics (65.0% of 1,446,301 total) (2015)

Ecclesiastical Province: Paris

Neighbouring Dioceses: Chartres (↙), Pontoise (↑), Nanterre (↗), Évry–Corbeil-Essonnes (↘)

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

Patron Saint: Saint Louis, roi de France

Statistics: 286 parishes, 1 mission, 226 priests (203 diocesan, 23 religious), 38 deacons, 251 lay religious (24 brothers, 227 sisters), 42 seminarians (2015)

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History


Special Churches

Chartres (↙), Pontoise (↑), Nanterre (↗), Évry–Corbeil-Essonnes (↘)

Present Prelates

Bishop (2001.01.11 – ...):Bishop Eric Marie Pierre Henri Aumonier (72)Bishop Eric Marie Pierre Henri Aumonier (72)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Versailles (Roman Rite)

Bishop Eric Marie Pierre Henri Aumonier (72)Bishop Eric Marie Pierre Henri Aumonier (72)Permalink
(2001.01.11 – ...)

Bishop of Versailles (France)

Duc in altum

Born:1946.02.22 (France)
Ordained Priest:1971.07.22
Consecrated Bishop:1996.10.11

Titular Bishop of Malliana (1996.07.12 – 2001.01.11)

Auxiliary Bishop of Paris (France) (1996.07.12 – 2001.01.11)

Bishop of Versailles (France) (2001.01.11 – ...)

Bishop Jean-Charles Thomas (88)Bishop Jean-Charles Thomas (88)Permalink
(1988.06.04 – 2001.01.11)

Bishop emeritus of Versailles (France)

Comprendre, aimer, servir

Born:1929.12.16 (France)
Ordained Priest:1953.07.05
Consecrated Bishop:1972.05.01

Titular Bishop of Gemellæ in Numidia (1972.03.13 – 1974.02.04)

Auxiliary Bishop of Aire et Dax (France) (1972.03.13 – 1974.02.04)

Bishop of Ajaccio (France) (1974.02.04 – 1986.12.23)

Coadjutor Bishop of Versailles (France) (1986.12.23 – 1988.06.04)

Bishop of Versailles (France) (1988.06.04 – 2001.01.11)

Bishop Louis-Paul-Armand SimonneauxPermalink
(1967.09.30 – 1988.06.04)

In evangelium pacis

Born:1916.01.19 (France)
Ordained Priest:1946.03.10
Consecrated Bishop:1967.11.26
Died:2009.01.22 († 93)

Bishop of Versailles (France) (1967.09.30 – 1988.06.04)

Bishop Alexandre-Charles Renard (later Cardinal)Permalink
(1953.08.19 – 1967.05.28)

In fidem ex fide

Born:1906.06.07 (France)
Ordained Priest:1931.07.12
Consecrated Bishop:1953.10.19
Created Cardinal:1967.06.26
Died:1983.10.08 († 77)

Bishop of Versailles (France) (1953.08.19 – 1967.05.28)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Lyon (France) (1967.05.28 – 1981.10.29)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Francesco di Paola ai Monti pro hac vice Title (1967.06.29 – 1976.05.24)

Cardinal-Priest of SS. Trinità al Monte Pincio (1976.05.24 – 1983.10.08)

Bishop Benjamin-Octave Roland-Gosselin (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1931.04.03 – 1952.04.12)

In cruce spes mea

Born:1870.12.17 (France)
Ordained Priest:1895.12.21
Consecrated Bishop:1919.08.12
Died:1952.05.22 († 81)

Auxiliary Bishop of Paris (France) (1919.07.03 – 1926.03.12)

Titular Bishop of Mosynopolis (1919.07.03 – 1931.04.03)

Coadjutor Bishop of Versailles (France) (1926.03.12 – 1931.04.03)

Bishop of Versailles (France) (1931.04.03 – 1952.04.12)

Titular Bishop of Sigus (1952.04.12 – 1952.04.23)

Titular Archbishop of Laodicea in Syria (1952.04.23 – 1952.05.22)

Bishop Charles-Henri-Célestin GibierPermalink
(1906.02.21 – 1931.04.03)

Ora et labora

Born:1849.12.24 (France)
Ordained Priest:1873.06.07
Consecrated Bishop:1906.02.25
Died:1931.04.03 († 81)

Bishop of Versailles (France) (1906.02.21 – 1931.04.03)

Bishop Pierre-Antoine-Paul GouxPermalink
(1877.09.21 – 1904.04.29)

Born:1827.03.13 (France)
Ordained Priest:1851.09.20
Consecrated Bishop:1877.11.14
Died:1904.04.29 († 77)

Bishop of Versailles (France) ([1877.07.14] 1877.09.21 – 1904.04.29)

Bishop Jean-Pierre MabilePermalink
(1858.03.15 – 1877.05.07)

Born:1800.09.20 (France)
Ordained Priest:1829
Consecrated Bishop:1851.11.11
Died:1877.05.07 († 76)

Bishop of Saint-Claude (France) ([1851.07.30] 1851.09.05 – 1858.03.15)

Bishop of Versailles (France) ([1858.01.23] 1858.03.15 – 1877.05.07)

Bishop Jean-Nicaise GrosPermalink
(1844.06.17 – 1857.12.13)

In laborem requies

Born:1794.10.07 (France)
Ordained Priest:1818.05.16
Consecrated Bishop:1843.02.26
Died:1857.12.13 († 63)

Bishop of Saint-Dié (France) ([1842.07.15] 1843.01.27 – 1844.06.17)

Bishop of Versailles (France) ([1844.03.03] 1844.06.17 – 1857.12.13)

Archbishop Louis-Marie-Edmont Blanquart de BailleulPermalink
(1832.12.17 – 1844.06.17)

Born:1795.09.08 (France)
Ordained Priest:1819
Consecrated Bishop:1833.01.27
Died:1868.12.30 († 73)

Bishop of Versailles (France) ([1832.09.10] 1832.12.17 – 1844.06.17)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Rouen (France) ([1844.03.03] 1844.06.17 – 1858.01.27)

Bishop Jean-François-Etienne BorderiesPermalink
(1827.06.25 – 1832.08.04)

Born:1764.01.24 (France)
Consecrated Bishop:1827.07.29
Died:1832.08.04 († 68)

Bishop of Versailles (France) ([1827.03.29] 1827.06.25 – 1832.08.04)

Bishop Louis Charrier de La RochePermalink
(1802.05.09 – 1827.03.17)

Born:1738.05.17 (France)
Consecrated Bishop:1791.04.10
Died:1827.03.17 († 88)

Bishop of Versailles (France) ([1802.04.09] 1802.05.09 – 1827.03.17)

Former Prelates


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