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Diocese of

Limoges

France France

Continent: West Europe

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 11,085 km²

Population: 407,780 Catholics (82.1% of 496,985 total) (2018)

Statistics: 30 parishes, 75 priests (70 diocesan, 5 religious), 20 deacons, 69 lay religious (5 brothers, 64 sisters), 1 seminarian (2018)

Ecclesiastical Province: Poitiers

Neighbouring Dioceses: Périgueux (↙), Angoulême (←), Poitiers (↖), Bourges (↑), Moulins (↗), Clermont (→), Tulle (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

Patron Saint: Saint Martial de Limoges

Website: Link

History


Special Churches

Périgueux (↙), Angoulême (←), Poitiers (↖), Bourges (↑), Moulins (↗), Clermont (→), Tulle (↓)

Present Prelates

Bishop (2017.05.11 – ...):Bishop Pierre-Antoine Bozo (55)Bishop Pierre-Antoine Bozo (55)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Limoges (Roman Rite)

Bishop Pierre-Antoine Bozo (55)Bishop Pierre-Antoine Bozo (55)Permalink
(2017.05.11 – ...)

Bishop of Limoges (France)

Caritas Christi urget nos

Born:1966.03.14 (Argentan, France)
Ordained Priest:1994.07.03
Consecrated Bishop:2017.09.03

Bishop of Limoges (France) (2017.05.11 – ...)

Archbishop François Kalist (62)Bishop François Kalist (62) (later Archbishop)Permalink
(2009.03.25 – 2016.09.20)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Clermont (France)

Que tous soient un

Born:1958.10.30 (France)
Ordained Priest:1986.12.21
Consecrated Bishop:2009.05.17

Bishop of Limoges (France) (2009.03.25 – 2016.09.20)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Clermont (France) (2016.09.20 – ...)

Bishop Bernard Louis Marie Charrier (82)Bishop Bernard Louis Marie Charrier (82)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 2008.09.25 – 2009.03.25)

Archbishop Christophe Dufour (73)Bishop Christophe Dufour (73) (later Archbishop)Permalink
(2000.10.24 – 2008.05.20)

Archbishop of Aix (France)

Ut unum sint / Que tous soient un

Born:1947.12.03 (France)
Ordained Priest:1975.11.09
Consecrated Bishop:2001.01.07

Bishop of Limoges (France) (2000.10.24 – 2008.05.20)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Aix (France) (2008.05.20 – 2010.03.29)

Archbishop of Aix (France) (2010.03.29 – ...)

Bishop Léon-Raymond SoulierPermalink
(1988.07.13 – 2000.10.24)

Born:1924.01.13 (France)
Ordained Priest:1947.09.07
Consecrated Bishop:1971.09.12
Died:2016.12.25 († 92)

Bishop of Pamiers (France) (1971.06.22 – 1987.07.09)

Coadjutor Bishop of Limoges (France) (1987.07.09 – 1988.07.13)

Bishop of Limoges (France) (1988.07.13 – 2000.10.24)

Bishop Henri GuffletPermalink
(1966.04.07 – 1988.07.13)

Born:1913.05.24 (France)
Ordained Priest:1936.06.29
Consecrated Bishop:1960.04.01
Died:2004.06.11 († 91)

Titular Bishop of Calama (1959.12.16 – 1966.04.07)

Coadjutor Bishop of Limoges (France) (1959.12.16 – 1966.04.07)

Bishop of Limoges (France) (1966.04.07 – 1988.07.13)

Bishop-Prelate of Mission de France (France) (1968.07.15 – 1973.02.22)

Bishop Louis-Paul RastouilPermalink
(1938.10.21 – 1966.04.07)

Born:1884.05.08 (France)
Ordained Priest:1908.06.29
Consecrated Bishop:1938.12.21
Died:1966.04.07 († 81)

Bishop of Limoges (France) (1938.10.21 – 1966.04.07)

Bishop Alfred FlocardPermalink
(1920.12.16 – 1938.03.03)

Born:1866.04.11 (France)
Ordained Priest:1889.06.15
Consecrated Bishop:1921.01.25
Died:1938.03.03 († 71)

Bishop of Limoges (France) (1920.12.16 – 1938.03.03)

Bishop Hector-Raphaël QuillietPermalink
(1913.12.24 – 1920.06.18)

In veritate et in corde perfecto

Born:1859.03.11 (France)
Ordained Priest:1881.09.21
Consecrated Bishop:1914.03.19
Died:1928.11.26 († 69)

Bishop of Limoges (France) (1913.12.24 – 1920.06.18)

Bishop of Lille (France) (1920.06.18 – 1928.03.23)

Titular Bishop of Sergiopolis (1928.03.23 – 1928.11.26)

Bishop Firmin-Léon-Joseph RenouardPermalink
(1888.06.01 – 1913.11.30)

Born:1831.02.12 (France)
Consecrated Bishop:1888.07.25
Died:1913.11.30 († 82)

Bishop of Limoges (France) ([1888.02.28] 1888.06.01 – 1913.11.30)

Bishop François-Benjamin-Joseph BlangerPermalink
(1883.08.09 – 1887.12.11)

Born:1821.03.19 (France)
Ordained Priest:1844.12.21
Consecrated Bishop:1873.09.29
Died:1887.12.11 († 66)

Bishop of Guadeloupe et Basse-Terre (Guadeloupe) ([1873.03.21] 1873.07.25 – 1883.08.09)

Bishop of Limoges (France) ([1883.07.03] 1883.08.09 – 1887.12.11)

Bishop Pierre Henri LamazouPermalink
(1881.05.13 – 1883.07.03)

Born:1828.05.08 (France)
Ordained Priest:1854.12.23
Consecrated Bishop:1881.06.29
Died:1883.07.10 († 55)

Bishop of Limoges (France) ([1881.02.17] 1881.05.13 – 1883.07.03)

Bishop of Amiens (France) (1883.07.03 – 1883.07.10)

Archbishop Alfred DuquesnayPermalink
(1871.12.22 – 1881.05.13)

Gladium spiritus verbum Dei

Born:1814.09.23 (France)
Ordained Priest:1839.05.25
Consecrated Bishop:1872.02.10
Died:1884.09.15 († 69)

Bishop of Limoges (France) ([1871.10.16] 1871.12.22 – 1881.05.13)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Cambrai (France) ([1881.02.17] 1881.05.13 – 1884.09.15)

Archbishop Félix-Pierre FruchaudPermalink
(1859.09.26 – 1871.10.27)

Simpliciter et confidenter

Born:1811.07.30 (France)
Ordained Priest:1835.10.28
Consecrated Bishop:1859.11.30
Died:1874.11.09 († 63)

Bishop of Limoges (France) ([1859.07.30] 1859.09.26 – 1871.10.27)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Tours (France) ([1871.09.30] 1871.10.27 – 1874.11.09)

Archbishop Florian-Jules Desprez (later Cardinal)Permalink
(1857.03.19 – 1859.09.26)

Spes nostra firma

Born:1807.04.18 (Ostricourt, France)
Ordained Priest:1829.12.19
Consecrated Bishop:1851.01.05
Created Cardinal:1879.05.12
Died:1895.01.21 (Toulouse, France † 87)

Bishop of Saint-Denis-de-La Réunion (Réunion) ([1850.06.22] 1850.10.03 – 1857.03.19)

Bishop of Limoges (France) ([1857.02.04] 1857.03.19 – 1859.09.26)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Toulouse (France) ([1859.07.30] 1859.09.26 – 1895.01.21)

Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Marcellino e Pietro (1879.09.22 – 1895.01.21)

Bishop Bernard BuissasPermalink
(1844.06.17 – 1856.12.24)

Born:1796.11.25 (France)
Ordained Priest:1821
Consecrated Bishop:1844.08.03
Died:1856.12.24 († 60)

Bishop of Limoges (France) ([1844.04.21] 1844.06.17 – 1856.12.24)

Bishop Prosper de TournefortPermalink
(1825.03.21 – 1844.03.07)

Born:1761.12.23 (France)
Consecrated Bishop:1825.05.15
Died:1844.03.07 († 82)

Bishop of Limoges (France) ([1824.10.13] 1825.03.21 – 1844.03.07)

Bishop Jean-Paul-Gaston de Pins (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1822.09.27 – 1824.05.03)

Born:1766.02.08 (France)
Consecrated Bishop:1822.11.10
Died:1850.11.30 († 84)

Bishop of Limoges (France) ([1822.02.15] 1822.09.27 – 1824.05.03)

Apostolic Administrator of Lyon (France) (1823.12.22 – 1840.07.02)

Titular Archbishop of Amasea (1824.05.03 – 1850.11.30)

Bishop Marie-Jean-Philippe DubourgPermalink
(1802.06.01 – 1822.01.31)

Born:1751.08.23 (France)
Ordained Priest:1775
Consecrated Bishop:1802.06.07
Died:1822.01.31 († 70)

Bishop of Limoges (France) ([1802.04.29] 1802.06.01 – 1822.01.31)

Bishop Louis-Charles du Plessis d’ArgentréPermalink
(1758.12.18 – 1801)

Born:1723.06.10 (France)
Consecrated Bishop:1759.01.14
Died:1808.03.28 († 84)

Bishop of Limoges (France) ([1758.09.03] 1758.12.18 – 1801)

Bishop Jean-Gilles du CoêtlosquetPermalink
(1739.12.14 – 1758)

Bishop of Limoges (France) (1739.12.14 – 1758)

Bishop Benjamin de L’Isle du GastPermalink
(1730.01 – 1739.09.05)

Died:1739.09.05

Bishop of Limoges (France) (1730.01 – 1739.09.05)

Bishop Antoine de Charpin de GenetinesPermalink
(1706.09.13 – 1729)

Bishop of Limoges (France) (1706.09.13 – 1729)

Bishop François de Carbonnel de CanisyPermalink
(1695 – 1706)

Bishop of Limoges (France) (1695 – 1706)

Bishop Louis de Lascaris d’UrféPermalink
(1676.05.03 – 1695.06.30)

Died:1695.06.30

Coadjutor Bishop of Limoges (France) (? – 1676.05.03)

Bishop of Limoges (France) (1676.05.03 – 1695.06.30)

Bishop François de LafayettePermalink
(1627.11.29 – 1676.05.03)

Died:1676.05.03

Bishop of Limoges (France) (1627.11.29 – 1676.05.03)

Bishop Raymond de La MarthoniePermalink
(1618.10.07 – 1627.01.11)

Died:1627.01.11

Titular Bishop of Chalcedon (1615.07.20 – 1618.10.07)

Coadjutor Bishop of Limoges (France) (1615.07.20 – 1618.10.07)

Bishop of Limoges (France) (1618.10.07 – 1627.01.11)

Bishop Henri de La MarthoniePermalink
(1587.07.13 – 1618.10.07)

Died:1618.10.07

Bishop of Limoges (France) (1587.07.13 – 1618.10.07)

Bishop Jean de L’AubespinePermalink
(1583.08.22 – 1587.03.16)

Died:1596.02.23

Bishop of Limoges (France) (1583.08.22 – 1587.03.16)

Bishop of Orléans (France) (1588.03.16 – 1596.02.23)

Bishop Sébastien de L’AubespinePermalink
(1558.03.23 – 1582.07.02)

Died:1582.07.02

Bishop of Vannes (France) (1557.06.21 – 1558.03.23)

Bishop of Limoges (France) (1558.03.23 – 1582.07.02)

Bishop César des BourguignonsPermalink
(1547.10.26 – 1558)

Died:1558

Bishop of Limoges (France) (1547.10.26 – 1558)

Cardinal Antoine Sanguin de MeudonPermalink
(1544.08.13 – 1547.10.26)

Born:1493 (France)
Ordained Priest:
Consecrated Bishop:1533?
Created Cardinal:1539.12.19
Died:1559.11.25 († 66)

Bishop of Orléans (France) (1533.11.06 – 1550.10.20)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria in Portico Octaviae pro hac vice Title (1541.07.15 – 1550.02.28)

Bishop of Limoges (France) (1544.08.13 – 1547.10.26)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Crisogono (1550.02.28 – 1559.11.25)

Apostolic Administrator of Toulouse (France) ([1550.10.20] 1553 – 1559.11.25)

Cardinal Jean du BellayPermalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1541.08.22 – 1544.08.13)

Bishop Jean de LangeacPermalink
(1532.04.17 – 1541.07.25)

Died:1541.07.25

Bishop of Avranches (France) (1526.10.22 – 1532.04.17)

Bishop of Limoges (France) (1532.04.17 – 1541.07.25)

Bishop Antoine Lascaris de TendePermalink
(1530.02 – 1532)

Bishop of Riez (France) (1490 – 1523.05)

Bishop of Beauvais (France) (1523.05 – 1530.02)

Bishop of Limoges (France) (1530.02 – 1532)

Bishop of Riez (France) (1532 – 1546)

Bishop Charles de VilliersPermalink
(1522 – 1530.03.24)

Died:1535.09.26

Bishop of Limoges (France) (1522 – 1530.03.24)

Bishop of Beauvais (France) (1530.03.24 – 1535.09.26)

Bishop Philippe de MontmorencyPermalink
(1517.10.18 – 1519.10.06)

Died:1519.10.06

Bishop of Limoges (France) (1517.10.18 – 1519.10.06)

Cardinal René de PriePermalink
(1514.08.18 – 1516.12.05)

Born:1451 (France)
Ordained Priest:
Consecrated Bishop:
Created Cardinal in pectore:1506.12.18
Revealed as Cardinal:1507.05.17
Deposed as Cardinal:1511.10.24
Died:1519.09.09 († 68)

Bishop of Bayeux (France) (1498.08.03 – 1516.11.24)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Lucia in Septisolio pro hac vice Title (1507.05.17 – 1509.11.07)

Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Vitale, Valeria, Gervasio e Protasio (1509.11.07 – 1511.03.17)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Sabina (1511.03.17 – 1511.10.24)

Bishop of Limoges (France) (1514.08.18 – 1516.12.05)

Bishop Jean de BarthonPermalink
(1484.03.10 – 1510.09.10)

Died:1510.09.10

Bishop of Limoges (France) (1484.03.10 – 1510.09.10)

Bishop Jean de Barthon (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1457.04.11 – 1484.03.10)

Died:1491

Bishop of Limoges (France) (1457.04.11 – 1484.03.10)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Nazareth in Barletta (Italy) (1484.03.10 – 1491)

Bishop of Canne (1484.03.10 – 1491)

Bishop Pierre de MontbrunPermalink
(1426.12.11 – 1456.02.19)

Died:1456.02.19

Apostolic Administrator of Oloron (France) (? – 1404?)

Bishop of Limoges (France) (1426.12.11 – 1456.02.19)

Bishop Charles de RouffignacPermalink
(1418.03.16 – 1426)

Bishop of Limoges (France) (1418.03.16 – 1426)

Bishop of Rieux (France) (1426 – 1460)

Pseudocardinal Pierre d’AillyPermalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1412.12.21 – 1418?)

Bishop Ramnulphe de Pérusse d’EscarsPermalink
(1412 – 1426.12)

Bishop of Limoges (France) (1412 – 1426.12)

Bishop of Mende (France) (1426.12 – 1441)

Bishop Hugues de Magnac, O.S.B.Permalink
(1404.01.16 – 1412.11.08)

Died:1412.11.08

Bishop of Saint-Flour (France) (1395.07.12 – 1404.01.16)

Bishop of Limoges (France) (1404.01.16 – 1412.11.08)

Bishop Bernard de BonnevalPermalink
(1390.12.14 – 1403)

Died:1403

Bishop of Nîmes (France) (1383.10.08 – 1390.12.14)

Bishop of Limoges (France) (1390.12.14 – 1403)

Bishop Almerico CathyPermalink
(1371.07.18 – 1390.11.10)

Died:1390.11.10

Bishop of Volterra (Italy) (1359 – 1361)

Bishop of Bologna (Italy) (1361 – 1371.07.18)

Bishop of Limoges (France) (1371.07.18 – 1390.11.10)

Bishop Jean de Cros (later Cardinal)Permalink
(1347.05.14 – 1371.05.30)

Born: (France)
Ordained Priest:
Consecrated Bishop:1347?
Created Cardinal:1371.05.30
Died:1383.11.21

Bishop of Limoges (France) (1347.05.14 – 1371.05.30)

Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Nereo ed Achilleo (1371.05.30 – 1376.09.28)

Major Penitentiary of Sacred Apostolic Penitentiary (1373 – ?)

Cardinal-Bishop of Palestrina (1376.09.28 – 1383.11.21)

Bishop Guy de CombornPermalink
(1344.02.28 – 1347)

Bishop of Limoges (France) (1344.02.28 – 1347)

Bishop of Noyon (France) (1347 – 1349)

Fr. Nicolas de Besse (later Cardinal)Permalink
(1343.08.27 – 1344.05.19 not possessed)

Born: (France)
Ordained Priest:
Created Cardinal:1344.05.19
Died:1369.11.05

Bishop of Limoges (France) (1343.08.27 – 1344.05.19 not possessed)

Cardinal-Deacon of S. Maria in Via Lata (1344.05.19 – 1369.11.05)

Protodeacon of Sacred College of Cardinals (1368.04 – 1369.11.05)

Blessed Bishop Roger le Fort (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1328.01.07 – 1343.08.18)

Born:1277 (Les Ternes, France)
Died:1367.08.05 (Bourges, France † 90)

Bishop of Orléans (France) (1321.04.03 – 1328.01.07)

Bishop of Limoges (France) (1328.01.07 – 1343.08.18)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Bourges (France) (1343.08.18 – 1367.08.05)

Archbishop.

Bishop Élie Talleyrand de Périgord (later Cardinal)Permalink
(1324.10.10 – 1328.01.04)

Born:1301 (France)
Ordained Priest:
Consecrated Bishop:1324?
Created Cardinal:1331.05.25
Died:1364.01.17 († 63)

Bishop of Limoges (France) (1324.10.10 – 1328.01.04)

Bishop of Auxerre (France) (1328.01.04 – 1331.05.25)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Pietro in Vincoli (1331.05.25 – 1348.11.04)

Protopriest of Sacred College of Cardinals (1348.05 – 1348.11.04)

Cardinal-Bishop of Albano (1348.11.04 – 1364.01.17)

Cardinal Dean of Sacred College of Cardinals (1361.09 – 1364.01.17)

Bishop Gérard RogerPermalink
(1317.01.12 – 1324)

Died:1324

Bishop of Limoges (France) (1317.01.12 – 1324)

Bishop Regnaud de la Porte (later Cardinal)Permalink
(1294.11.15 – 1316.12.31)

Born: (France)
Ordained Priest:
Consecrated Bishop:1294?
Created Cardinal:1320.12.20
Died:1325.08?

Bishop of Limoges (France) (1294.11.15 – 1316.12.31)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Bourges (France) (1316.12.31 – 1320.12.20)

Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Nereo ed Achilleo (1320.12.20 – 1321.03)

Cardinal-Bishop of Ostia–Velletri (1321.03 – 1325.08?)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Prassede in commendum (1321.08.01 – 1325.08?)

Bishop Gilbert de MalemortPermalink
(1275.12.16 – 1294)

Died:1294

Bishop of Limoges (France) (1275.12.16 – 1294)

Bishop Aymeric de La SerrePermalink
(1246 – 1272.07.02)

Died:1272.07.02

Bishop of Limoges (France) (1246 – 1272.07.02)

Bishop DurandPermalink
(1240.10.10 – 1245.12.29)

Died:1245.12.29

Bishop of Limoges (France) (1240.10.10 – 1245.12.29)

Fr. Guillaume du PuyPermalink
(1235 – 1235 not possessed)

Died:1235

Bishop of Limoges (France) (1235 – 1235 not possessed)

Bishop Guy de CluzelPermalink
(1226.10 – 1235.01)

Died:1235.01

Bishop of Limoges (France) (1226.10 – 1235.01)

Bishop Bernard de SavènePermalink
(1219 – 1226.07.22)

Died:1226.07.22

Bishop of Limoges (France) (1219 – 1226.07.22)

Bishop Jean de VeyracPermalink
(1198 – 1218)

Died:1218

Bishop of Limoges (France) (1198 – 1218)

Bishop Sebrand ChabotPermalink
(1179 – 1198.03)

Died:1198.03

Bishop of Limoges (France) (1179 – 1198.03)

Bishop Gérald du CherPermalink
(1142? – 1177.10.07)

Died:1177.10.07

Bishop of Limoges (France) (1142? – 1177.10.07)

Bishop EustorgePermalink
(1106 – 1137?)

Died:1137?

Bishop of Limoges (France) (1106 – 1137?)

Bishop Pierre ViroaldPermalink
(1100 – 1105)

Bishop of Limoges (France) (1100 – 1105)

Bishop Guillaume d’UrielPermalink
(1098 – 1100)

Died:1100

Bishop of Limoges (France) (1098 – 1100)

Bishop Humbauld de Saint-SèvèrePermalink
(1087 – 1095)

Bishop of Limoges (France) (1087 – 1095)

Bishop Guy de LarontPermalink
(1076 – 1086)

Died:1086

Bishop of Limoges (France) (1076 – 1086)

Bishop Itier ChabotPermalink
(1052 – 1073.07.09)

Died:1073.07.09

Bishop of Limoges (France) (1052 – 1073.07.09)

Bishop Jourdain de LarontPermalink
(1029 – 1051.10.29)

Died:1051.10.29

Bishop of Limoges (France) (1029 – 1051.10.29)

Bishop GéraudPermalink
(1012 – 1020.11.11)

Died:1020.11.11

Bishop of Limoges (France) (1012 – 1020.11.11)

Bishop AlduinPermalink
(992 – 1012)

Died:1012

Coadjutor Bishop of Limoges (France) (? – 992)

Bishop of Limoges (France) (992 – 1012)

Bishop HildegairePermalink
(969 – 992)

Died:992

Bishop of Limoges (France) (969 – 992)

Saint Bishop Sacerdos de Limoges, O.S.B.Permalink
(? – 720?)

Died:720?

Bishop of Limoges (France) (? – 720?)

Bishop and religious of Benedictine Confederation of the Order of Saint Benedict (Benedictines).

Saint Bishop Loup de LimogesPermalink
(632? – ?)

Bishop of Limoges (France) (632? – ?)

Bishop.

Saint Bishop Ferréol de LimogesPermalink
(579? – 591?)

Bishop of Limoges (France) (579? – 591?)

Bishop.

Bishop Aurélien de LimogesPermalink
(? – ?)

Bishop of Limoges (France) (? – ?)

Saint Bishop Martial de LimogesPermalink
(250? – ?)

Bishop of Limoges (France) (250? – ?)

Bishop.

Former Prelates


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