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Diocese of

Belley–Ars

France France

Continent: West Europe

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 5,762 km²

Population: 369,815 Catholics (59.0% of 627,170 total) (2018)

Statistics: 334 parishes, 140 priests (121 diocesan, 19 religious), 13 deacons, 219 lay religious (75 brothers, 144 sisters), 4 seminarians (2018)

Ecclesiastical Province: Lyon

Neighbouring Dioceses: Lyon (←), Autun (↖), Saint-Claude (↑), Lausanne, Genève et Fribourg (↗), Annecy (→), Chambéry–Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne–Tarentaise (↘), Grenoble–Vienne (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

Patron Saint: Saint John the Baptist

Website: Link

History

Papal Visits


Special Churches

Lyon (←), Autun (↖), Saint-Claude (↑), Lausanne, Genève et Fribourg (↗), Annecy (→), Chambéry–Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne–Tarentaise (↘), Grenoble–Vienne (↓)

Present Prelates

Bishop (2012.06.15 – ...):Bishop Pascal Roland (70)Bishop Pascal Roland (70)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Belley–Ars (Roman Rite)

Bishop Pascal Roland (70)Bishop Pascal Roland (70)Permalink
(2012.06.15 – ...)

Bishop of Belley–Ars (France)

Prædicate evangelium

Born:1951.01.14 (France)
Ordained Priest:1979.06.16
Consecrated Bishop:2003.03.02

Bishop of Moulins (France) (2003.01.27 – 2012.06.15)

Bishop of Belley–Ars (France) (2012.06.15 – ...)

Bishop Guy Claude Bagnard (84)Bishop Guy Claude Bagnard (84)Permalink
(1988.01.23 – 2012.06.15)

Bishop emeritus of Belley–Ars (France)

Ut unum sint

Born:1937.04.14 (France)
Ordained Priest:1965.06.29
Consecrated Bishop:1987.10.04

Bishop of Belley (France) (1987.07.08 – 1988.01.23)

Bishop of Belley–Ars (France) (1988.01.23 – 2012.06.15)

Founder of Society of Saint John Mary Vianney (1990.04.18)

Bishops of Belley (Roman Rite)

Bishop Guy Claude Bagnard (84)Bishop Guy Claude Bagnard (84)Permalink
(1987.07.08 – 1988.01.23)

(see above)

Bishop René-Alexandre DupanloupPermalink
(1975.05.17 – 1986.11.07)

Born:1923.02.19 (France)
Ordained Priest:1946.06.15
Consecrated Bishop:1970.06.20
Died:1994.10.17 († 71)

Titular Bishop of Vagal (1970.04.29 – 1973.12.21)

Auxiliary Bishop of Nice (France) (1970.04.29 – 1973.12.21)

Coadjutor Bishop of Belley (France) (1973.12.21 – 1975.05.17)

Bishop of Belley (France) (1975.05.17 – 1986.11.07)

Bishop René-Fernand-Eugène FourreyPermalink
(1955.06.02 – 1975.05.17)

Born:1901.04.30 (France)
Ordained Priest:1924.10.26
Consecrated Bishop:1955.08.09
Died:1982.02.12 († 80)

Bishop of Belley (France) (1955.06.02 – 1975.05.17)

Bishop Amédée-Marie-Alexis MaisonobePermalink
(1935.05.29 – 1954.11.15)

Born:1882.12.26 (France)
Ordained Priest:1906.04.14
Consecrated Bishop:1935.08.06
Died:1954.11.15 († 71)

Bishop of Belley (France) (1935.05.29 – 1954.11.15)

Bishop Virgile-Joseph Béguin (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1929.11.15 – 1934.12.24)

Born:1872.08.14 (France)
Ordained Priest:1897.06.12
Consecrated Bishop:1930.01.14
Died:1955.03.02 († 82)

Bishop of Belley (France) (1929.11.15 – 1934.12.24)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Auch (France) (1934.12.24 – 1955.03.02)

Bishop Adolph ManierPermalink
(1910.04.13 – 1929.07.30)

Born:1851.09.14 (France)
Consecrated Bishop:1910.06.11
Died:1929.07.30 († 77)

Bishop of Belley (France) (1910.04.13 – 1929.07.30)

Bishop François-Auguste LabeuchePermalink
(1906.07.13 – 1910.03.18)

Born:1851.10.22 (France)
Consecrated Bishop:1906.08.19
Died:1910.03.18 († 58)

Bishop of Belley (France) (1906.07.13 – 1910.03.18)

Bishop Louis-Henri-Joseph Luçon (later Cardinal)Permalink
(1887.11.25 – 1906.02.21)

In fide et lenitate

Born:1842.10.28 (Maulévrier, France)
Ordained Priest:1865.12.23
Consecrated Bishop:1888.02.08
Created Cardinal:1907.12.16
Died:1930.05.28 (Reims, France † 87)

Bishop of Belley (France) (1887.11.25 – 1906.02.21)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Reims (France) (1906.02.21 – 1930.05.28)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria Nuova (1907.12.19 – 1930.05.28)

Bishop Pierre-Jean-Joseph Soubiranne (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1880.01.30 – 1887.10)

Spes in utroque

Born:1828.01.18 (France)
Consecrated Bishop:1872.02.04
Died:1893.06.18 († 65)

Titular Bishop of Sebaste (1871.12.22 – 1880.01.30)

Auxiliary Bishop of Alger (Algeria) (1871.12.22 – 1880.01.30)

Bishop of Belley (France) (1880.01.30 – 1887.10)

Titular Archbishop of Neocæsarea (1887.11.25 – 1893.06.18)

Archbishop Jean-Joseph MarchalPermalink
(1875.07.05 – 1880.02.27)

Born:1822.04.22 (France)
Ordained Priest:1845.05.17
Consecrated Bishop:1875.09.08
Died:1892.05.26 († 70)

Bishop of Belley (France) ([1875.06.08] 1875.07.05 – 1880.02.27)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Bourges (France) ([1880.01.30] 1880.02.27 – 1892.05.26)

Bishop François-Marie-Benjamin Richard de la Vergne (later Cardinal)Permalink
(1871.12.22 – 1875.07.05)

Faites sur toutes choses que Dieu soyt le mieux aymé

Born:1819.03.01 (Nantes, France)
Ordained Priest:1844.12.21
Consecrated Bishop:1872.02.11
Created Cardinal:1889.05.24
Died:1908.01.28 (Paris, France † 88)

Bishop of Belley (France) (1871.12.22 – 1875.07.05)

Titular Archbishop of Larissa (1875.07.05 – 1886.07.08)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Paris (France) (1875.07.05 – 1886.07.08)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Paris (France) (1886.07.08 – 1908.01.28)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria in Via (1889.12.30 – 1908.01.28)

Archbishop Pierre-Henri Gérault de LangaleriePermalink
(1857.03.19 – 1871.10.27)

Born:1810.08.10 (France)
Ordained Priest:1834
Consecrated Bishop:1857.05.01
Died:1886.02.13 († 75)

Bishop of Belley (France) ([1857.02.14] 1857.03.19 – 1871.10.27)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Auch (France) ([1871.09.30] 1871.10.27 – 1886.02.13)

Archbishop Georges-Claude-Louis-Pie ChalandonPermalink
(1852.07.25 – 1857.03.19)

Born:1804.02.15 (France)
Ordained Priest:1828
Consecrated Bishop:1851.01.12
Died:1873.02.28 († 69)

Titular Bishop of Thaumaci (1850.10.03 – 1852.07.25)

Coadjutor Bishop of Belley (France) ([1850.05.31] 1850.10.03 – 1852.07.25)

Bishop of Belley (France) (1852.07.25 – 1857.03.19)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Aix (France) ([1857.02.04] 1857.03.19 – 1873.02.28)

Bishop Alexande-Raymond DeviePermalink
(1823.03.10 – 1852.07.25)

Born:1767.01.23 (France)
Ordained Priest:1791.10.30
Consecrated Bishop:1823.06.15
Died:1852.07.25 († 85)

Bishop of Belley (France) ([1823.01.13] 1823.03.10 – 1852.07.25)

Bishop Jean-Baptiste RoyerPermalink
(1791 – 1793)

Bishop of Belley (France) (1791 – 1793)

Bishop Gabriel Cortois de QuinceyPermalink
(1751.04.04 – 1791.01.14)

Died:1791.01.14

Bishop of Belley (France) (1751.04.04 – 1791.01.14)

Bishop Jean-Antoine de TinseauPermalink
(1745.07.18 – 1751.04.04)

Died:1782.09.24

Bishop of Belley (France) (1745.07.18 – 1751.04.04)

Bishop of Nevers (France) (1751.04.04 – 1782.09.24)

Bishop Jean du DoucetPermalink
(1712 – 1745.02.04)

Died:1745.02.04

Bishop of Belley (France) (1712 – 1745.02.04)

Bishop François de MadotPermalink
(1705.04.11 – 1711.12.28)

Born:1675 (France)
Consecrated Bishop:1705.10.18
Died:1753.10.07 († 78)

Bishop of Belley (France) (1705.04.11 [1706.02.08] – 1711.12.28)

Bishop of Châlon-sur-Saône (France) (1711.12.28 [1712.06] – 1753.10.07)

Bishop Pierre du LaurensPermalink
(1680? – 1705.01.13)

Consecrated Bishop:1680.06.08
Died:1705.01.13

Bishop of Belley (France) (1680? – 1705.01.13)

Bishop Jean-Albert BelinPermalink
(1664.04.24 – 1677.04.29)

Died:1677.04.29

Bishop of Belley (France) (1664.04.24 – 1677.04.29)

Bishop Jean de PasselaignePermalink
(1629 – 1663.08.12)

Died:1663.08.12

Bishop of Belley (France) (1629 – 1663.08.12)

Bishop Jean-Pierre CamusPermalink
(1609 – 1628)

Died:1652.04.26

Bishop of Belley (France) (1609 – 1628)

Bishop of Arras (France) (1651 – 1652.04.26)

Bishop Jean-Godefroi GinodPermalink
(1576 – 1604)

Bishop of Belley (France) (1576 – 1604)

Bishop Antoine de La ChambrePermalink
(1536 – 1575)

Bishop of Belley (France) (1536 – 1575)

Cardinal Philippe de la Chambre, O.S.B. Clun.Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1535.01.08? – 1538.05.24?)

Bishop Claude de EstavayerPermalink
(1507 – 1530)

Bishop of Belley (France) (1507 – 1530)

Bishop Jean de VaraxPermalink
(1467? – 1505)

Bishop of Belley (France) (1467? – 1505)

Bishop Guillaume de VaraxPermalink
(1461? – 1467)

Bishop of Belley (France) (1461? – 1467)

Bishop Pierre de BolomierPermalink
(? – 1458?)

Bishop of Belley (France) (? – 1458?)

Bishop Aimerico Segaudi, C.R.S.A.Permalink
(? – 1438.11.28)

Died:1470.03.12

Bishop of Belley (France) (? – 1438.11.28)

Bishop of Mondovì (Italy) (1438.11.28 – 1470.03.12)

Bishop Percivallo de BalmaPermalink
(1438.11.28 – ?)

Bishop of Mondovì (Italy) (? – 1438.11.28)

Bishop of Belley (France) (1438.11.28 – ?)

Bishop Guillaume DidierPermalink
(1430 – 1437.05.17)

Bishop of Belley (France) (1430 – 1437.05.17)

Bishop of Vercelli (Italy) (1437.05.17 – 1452)

Bishop Rodolphe de BonetPermalink
(1401? – 1413)

Bishop of Belley (France) (1401? – 1413)

Bishop Nicolas de BignesPermalink
(1374 – 1394)

Bishop of Belley (France) (1374 – 1394)

Bishop Edoard di Savoia-AcaiaPermalink
(1370 – 1373)

Bishop of Belley (France) (1370 – 1373)

Bishop Guillaume de MartelPermalink
(1356 – 1368)

Bishop of Belley (France) (1356 – 1368)

Bishop AmédéePermalink
(1345? – ?)

Bishop of Belley (France) (1345? – ?)

Bishop Jacques de Saint-AndréPermalink
(1325? – ?)

Bishop of Belley (France) (1325? – ?)

Bishop ThomasPermalink
(1309? – ?)

Bishop of Belley (France) (1309? – ?)

Bishop Jean de La BaumePermalink
(? – ?)

Bishop of Belley (France) (? – ?)

Bishop Pierre de La BaumePermalink
(1287 – 1298)

Bishop of Belley (France) (1287 – 1298)

Bishop GuillaumePermalink
(? – ?)

Bishop of Belley (France) (? – ?)

Bishop Berlion d’AmisinPermalink
(1280? – 1282)

Bishop of Belley (France) (1280? – 1282)

Bishop BernardPermalink
(1272? – ?)

Bishop of Belley (France) (1272? – ?)

Bishop Jean de PlaisancePermalink
(1255 – 1269)

Bishop of Belley (France) (1255 – 1269)

Bishop Thomas de ThorimbertPermalink
(1250 – ?)

Bishop of Belley (France) (1250 – ?)

Bishop PierrePermalink
(1244 – 1248)

Bishop of Belley (France) (1244 – 1248)

Bishop BernardPermalink
(1244 – 1244)

Bishop of Belley (France) (1244 – 1244)

Blessed Archbishop-elect Boniface of SavoyPermalink
(1232 – 1243.09.16)

Born:1217 (Sainte-Hélène-du-Lac, France)
Consecrated Bishop:1245.01.15
Died:1270.07.18 (Sainte-Hélène-des-Millères, France † 53)
Beatified:1838.09.07 (equipollently)

Bishop of Belley (France) (1232 – 1243.09.16)

Bishop of Valence (France) (1239 – 1243.09.17)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Canterbury (England) ([1241.02.01] 1243.09.16 – 1270.07.18)

Archbishop.

Bishop Pierre de Saint-CassinPermalink
(? – ?)

Bishop of Belley (France) (? – ?)

Bishop Jean de RotoirePermalink
(? – ?)

Bishop of Belley (France) (? – ?)

Bishop Boniface de Thoire-VillarsPermalink
(1213 – ?)

Bishop of Belley (France) (1213 – ?)

Bishop Bernard de Thoire-VillarsPermalink
(1211 – 1212)

Bishop of Belley (France) (1211 – 1212)

Bishop Benoit de LangresPermalink
(1208? – ?)

Bishop of Belley (France) (1208? – ?)

Bishop BernardPermalink
(1198 – 1207)

Bishop of Belley (France) (1198 – 1207)

Bishop EudesPermalink
(1190 – ?)

Bishop of Belley (France) (1190 – ?)

Saint Bishop Arthaud de Belley, O. Cart.Permalink
(1188 – 1190)

Born:1101
Died:1206 (Lochieu, France † 105)
Canonised:1834.06.02 (equipollently)

Bishop of Belley (France) (1188 – 1190)

Bishop and religious of Carthusian Order (Carthusians).

Bishop RenaudPermalink
(1178 – 1184)

Bishop of Belley (France) (1178 – 1184)

Saint Bishop Anthelme de ChigninPermalink
(1163 – 1178)

Bishop of Belley (France) (1163 – 1178)

Bishop.

Bishop Ponce de ThoirePermalink
(? – 1162)

Bishop of Belley (France) (? – 1162)

Bishop of Mâcon (France) (1140 – 1161)

Bishop GuillaumePermalink
(1141 – 1160)

Bishop of Belley (France) (1141 – 1160)

Bishop Bernard de PortesPermalink
(1134 – 1140)

Bishop of Belley (France) (1134 – 1140)

Bishop BerlionPermalink
(? – 1134?)

Bishop of Belley (France) (? – 1134?)

Bishop Ponce de BalmeyPermalink
(1124? – 1129)

Bishop of Belley (France) (1124? – 1129)

Bishop AmiconPermalink
(1118? – 1121)

Bishop of Belley (France) (1118? – 1121)

Bishop PoncePermalink
(1091 – 1116)

Bishop of Belley (France) (1091 – 1116)

Bishop GauceranPermalink
(1070? – ?)

Bishop of Belley (France) (1070? – ?)

Bishop Aimone di SavoiaPermalink
(1034? – 1044)

Bishop of Belley (France) (1034? – 1044)

Bishop EudesPermalink
(995 – 1003)

Bishop of Belley (France) (995 – 1003)

Former Prelates


as of 2021.06.01

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