Joseph-Charles Lefèbvre studied Catholic theology and philosophy in Lille and Rome . During the First World War he served in the French army, was wounded and was taken prisoner of war . In 1921 he received the sacrament of ordination in Rome . From 1924 to 1936 he worked as a parish pastor and head of the personnel department in the diocese of Poitiers . From 1936 to 1938 he headed the administration of the diocese as vicar general . In 1938 Pope Pius XI appointed him . to the Bishop of Troyes . The episcopal ordination donated him on 11 October 1938 in the Cathedral of Poitiers , the Bishop of Poitiers, Edouard-Gabriel MESGUEN , co-consecrators were Joseph-Jean Heintz , Bishop of Metz , and Louis Liagre , Bishop of La Rochelle . Pope Pius XII commissioned him in 1943 with the management of the Archdiocese of Bourges.
Pope John XXIII took Joseph-Charles Lefèbvre on March 28, 1960 as a cardinal priest with the titular Church of San Giovanni Battista dei Fiorentini in the college of cardinals . He attended the Second Vatican Council from 1962 to 1965 .
- Andre Chapeau, Fernand Combaluzier: Épiscopologe français des temps modern, 1592–1973. Paris 1974, pp. 381-382.
- Lefebvre, Joseph-Charles. In: Salvador Miranda : The Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church. ( Florida International University website), accessed November 12, 2016.
- Entry on Joseph-Charles Lefèbvre on catholic-hierarchy.org ; accessed on November 12, 2016.
Bishop of Troyes
|Julien Le Couëdic (fr)|
Archbishop of Bourges
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Lefèbvre, Cardinal Joseph-Charles (full name)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||French clergyman, Archbishop of Bourges and Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church|
|DATE OF BIRTH||April 15, 1892|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Tourcoing , France|
|DATE OF DEATH||2nd April 1973|
|Place of death||Bourges|