Claude Feidt

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Claude Feidt (born March 7, 1936 in Audun-le-Roman , Département Meurthe-et-Moselle , France ) is retired Archbishop of Aix .


Claude Feidt studied at the Catholic faculty in Lyon and was ordained a priest on December 24, 1961 . From 1966 to 1980 he was professor of theology at the seminary of Le Puy-en-Velay . There he was called to the episcopal vicar in 1972 , after having been a chaplain since 1963.

Pope John Paul II appointed him titular bishop of Balecium and auxiliary bishop in Chambéry on July 5, 1980 . The Archbishop of Chambéry, André-Georges Bontems , donated him episcopal ordination on September 13 of the same year; Co- consecrators were Louis Cornet , Bishop of Le Puy-en-Velay , and Jean-Pierre-Georges Dozolme , Bishop Emeritus of Le Puy-en-Velay. On February 16, 1985 he was appointed Coadjutor Bishop of Chambéry. After André-Georges Bontems retired, he was succeeded on May 14, 1985 as Archbishop of Chambéry. John Paul II appointed him Archbishop of Aix on June 17, 1999 . Feidt came under fire in 2006 because of his stance in the abuse scandal surrounding Abbot Pierre Dufour.

On March 29, 2010, Pope Benedict XVI. his resignation request submitted for reasons of age. In the French Bishops' Conference he was President of the International Commission for Translations and Liturgy.

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predecessor Office successor
André-Georges Bontems Archbishop of Chambéry
Laurent Ulrich
Louis-Marie Billé Archbishop of Aix
Christophe Dufour