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Archbishop of Paris

Archdiocese of Paris
Archidioecesis Parisiensis
Archidiocèse de Paris
Notre-Dame de Paris
Country France
Territory Paris
Metropolitan Paris

Coordinates: 48°51′12″N 2°20′57″E / 48.8533°N 2.34925°E / 48.8533; 2.34925

Area 105.4 km2 (40.7 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2009)
1,548,996 (70%)
Parishes 116
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Latin Rite
Established 3rd century
(As Diocese of Paris)
(As Archdiocese of Paris)
Cathedral Notre Dame de Paris
Patron saint Saint Denis, Saint Genevieve
Secular priests 1296
Current leadership
Pope Pope Francis
Archbishop André Vingt-Trois
Auxiliary Bishops
  • Jérôme Beau
  • Renauld de Dinechin
  • Eric de Moulins-Beaufort
  • Michel Aupetit

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Paris is one of twenty-three archdioceses of the Roman Catholic Church in France. The original diocese is traditionally thought to have been created in the 3rd century by St. Denis and corresponded with the Civitas Parisiorum; it was elevated to an archdiocese on October 20, 1622. Its suffragan dioceses, created in 1966 and encompassing the Île-de-France region, are in Créteil (Val-de-Marne), Évry-Corbeil-Essonnes (Essonne), Meaux (Seine-et-Marne), Nanterre (Hauts-de-Seine), Pontoise (Val-d'Oise), Saint-Denis (Seine-Saint-Denis), and Versailles (Yvelines). Its liturgical centre is at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. The archbishop resides on rue Barbet de Jouy in the 6th arrondissement, but there are diocesan offices in rue de la Ville-Eveque, rue St. Bernard and in other areas of the city. The archbishop is ordinary for eastern-rite Catholics (except Armenians and Ukrainians) in France.

The title of Duc de Saint-Cloud was created in 1674 for the archbishops.

Prior to 1790 the diocese was divided into three archdeaconries: France, Hurepoix, Brie.

Until the creation of new dioceses in 1966 there were two archdeaconries: Madeleine and St. Séverin.

The churches of the current diocese can be divided into several categories:

i) Western-rite parishes. These are grouped into deaneries and subject to vicars-general who often coincide with auxiliary bishops.

ii) Churches belonging to religious communities.

iii) Chapels for various foreign communities using various languages.

iv) Eastern-rite parishes and communities throughout France dependent on the Archbishop as Ordinary for Orientals.

Bishops of Paris

To 1000

1000 to 1300

  • Godfrey (1061–1095)
  • Guilliaume de Montfort (1095?-1101)
  • Galo/Walo (1104–1116)
  • Guibert (1116–1123)
  • Stephen of Senlis (c. 1123 – 1141)
  • Theobald (c.1143 – 1159)
  • Peter Lombard (1159–1160)
  • Maurice de Sully (1160–1196)
  • 1196–1208: Odo de Sully (1197–1208)
  • 1208–1219: Pierre de La Chapelle (Peter of Nemours)
  • 1220–1223: William of Seignelay, Guillaume de Seignelay[9] (previously bishop of Auxerre)
  • 1224–1227: Barthélmy
  • 1228–1249: William of Auvergne
  • 1249–1249: Walter de Château-Thierry (June to 23 September) (Gautier de Château-Thierry [10])
  • 1250–1268: Renaud Mignon de Corbeil
  • 1268–1279: Étienne Tempier
  • 1280–1280: Jean de Allodio (23 March 1280)
  • 1280–1288: Renaud de Hombliéres
  • c. 1289: Adenolfus de Anagnia
  • 1290–1304: Simon Matifort (Matifardi)

1300 to 1500

  • 1304–1319: Guillaume de Baufet
  • 1319–1325: Etienne de Bouret
  • 1325–1332: Hugues Michel
  • 1332–1342: Guillaume de Chanac (d. 1348)
  • 1342–1349: Foulques de Chanac
  • 1349–1350: Audoin-Aubert
  • 1350–1352: Pierre de Lafôret
  • 1353–1363: Jean de Meulent (also Bishop of Noyon)
  • 1362–1373: Etienne de Poissy
  • 1373–1384: Aimery de Magnac
  • 1384–1409: Pierre d'Orgemont, translated from bishop of Thérouanne
  • Gérard de Montaigu 1409-1420, translated from Poitiers (1409)
  • Jean Courtecuisse 1420-1421
  • Jean de La Rochetaillée 1421-1422, translated to Rouen(1422)
  • Jean IV de Nant, 1423–1426, translated from Vienne (1423)
  • Jacques du Chastelier(Châtelier) 1427-1438
  • Denis du Moulin 1439-1447
  • Guillaume Chartier 1447-1472
  • 1473-1492 Louis de Beaumont de la Forêt
  • 1492?-1492/1493? Gérard Gobaille
  • 1492-1502 Jean-Simon de Champigny

From 1500

Archbishops of Paris

The Diocese of Paris was elevated to the rank of archdiocese on October 20, 1622.


See also

External links

  • Official website (in French)
  • Archdiocese of Paris at
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