Christophe Dufour

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Archbishop Christophe Dufour (2016)
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Christophe Dufour (born December 3, 1947 in Armentières , Nord Département , France ) is Archbishop of Aix .


Christophe Dufour studied theology at the Catholic University of Lille from 1966 to 1970 and at the Catholic Institute in Paris from 1972 to 1974 . He was ordained a priest on December 17, 1972 . He initially worked as a chaplain at various schools in Dunkerque and from 1981 to 1983 at the University of Lille. From 1985 to 1993 Dufour was Deputy Chaplain General of the French Scouts. From 1994 he worked as episcopal vicar in Lille.

Pope John Paul II appointed him Bishop of Limoges on October 24, 2000. He was ordained episcopate on January 7, 2001, by the Bishop of Lille , Archbishop Gérard Defois ; Co- consecrators were Jean Vilnet , Bishop Emeritus of Lille, and Léon Soulier , Bishop Emeritus of Limoges. As a motto he chose Que tous soient un . After the release of the film The Da Vinci Code in May 2006, Bishop Dufour dealt with the plot in an open letter. He criticized the fact that the author of the novel Dan Brown describes the plot around the Prieuré de Sion as historical facts.

Pope Benedict XVI appointed him on May 20, 2008 Coadjutor Archbishop of Aix. After Claude Feidt's resignation , he succeeded him on March 29, 2010 in the office of Archbishop of Aix.

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Individual evidence

  1. ^ Letter from Bishop Christophe Dufour , archived on
predecessor Office successor
Léon Soulier Bishop of Limoges
François Kalist
Claude Feidt Archbishop of Aix
since 2010