Philippe Breton

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Philippe Jean Louis Breton (born November 14, 1936 in Rouen , † April 29, 2020 in Paris ) was a French clergyman and Roman Catholic bishop of Aire and Dax .


Philippe Breton studied medicine and natural sciences at the Sorbonne, where he graduated with a degree in natural sciences. He then entered the seminary of the Institut Catholique de Paris . After his theological studies, he was ordained a priest on December 22, 1966 and was incardinated in the clergy of the Archdiocese of Paris .

He was prefect at the Collège Notre-Dame-de-Sainte-Croix in Neuilly-sur-Seine (1967–1979) and then head of the Saint-Jean de Passy school in Paris (1979–1986). From 1987 to 1992 he was pastor of Saint-Ferdinand des Ternes . He returned to Catholic education as diocese of the Diocese of Paris before becoming regional delegate for Catholic education in Île-de-France from 1992 to 1999. From 1999 to 2002 he took over the parish of Saint-Honoré-d'Eylau in Paris.

Pope John Paul II appointed him Bishop of Aire and Dax on June 18, 2002. The Archbishop of Paris , Jean-Marie Cardinal Lustiger , gave him episcopal ordination on September 29th of the same year; Co - consecrators were Jean-Pierre Ricard , Archbishop of Bordeaux , and Robert Pierre Sarrabère , Bishop Emeritus of Aire and Dax. In the French Bishops' Conference he was a member of the Commission for Liturgy and Sacramental Pastoral. Pope Benedict XVI accepted Breton's age-related resignation on January 24, 2012.

Philippe Breton was committed to the beatification of Marguerite Rutan .

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  1. ^ A b Valérie Mosnier, France Bleu Gascogne: "Landes: le décès de Mgr Philippe Breton, ancien évêque d'Aire et Dax" on of April 30, 2020 (French)
predecessor Office successor
Robert Pierre Sarrabère Bishop of Aire and Dax
Hervé Gaschignard