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François Marty


François Marty

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François Marty
Reference style His Eminence
Spoken style Your Eminence
Informal style Cardinal
See Paris

Gabriel Auguste François Marty (18 May 1904 – 16 February 1994) was a Roman Catholic Cardinal and Archbishop of Paris.

He was born in Vaureilles, Pachins, in France. His family were farmers. His first baptismal name was Gabriel; but he used his second one, François, to avoid confusion with a classmate (no relation) who was also named Gabriel Marty. Educated at the Seminary of Rodez and the Catholic Institute in Toulouse, he received ordination to the priesthood on 28 June 1930, in Rodez. He worked as a pastor in the diocese of Rodez from 1930 until 1951, and then served as vicar general of the diocese to 1952.


Pope Pius XII appointed him bishop of Saint-Flour on 1 February 1952. He was promoted to be titular Archbishop of Emesa and appointed Coadjutor Archbishop of Reims. He succeeded to the metropolitan see of Reims on 9 May 1960. As Archbishop of Reims he attended the Second Vatican Council. He was elected Vice-president of the Episcopal Conference of France from 31 May 1966 to 26 May 1969 and was then elected its president, serving until 24 October 1975. He was transferred to the metropolitan see of Paris 26 March 1968.


He was created and proclaimed Cardinal-Priest of San Luigi dei Francesi in the consistory of 28 April 1969. He took part in the conclaves that elected Pope John Paul I and Pope John Paul II. He resigned the pastoral government of the archdiocese, 31 January 1981. He lost the right to participate in any further conclaves when turned 80 years of age in 1984. He died on 16 February 1994 in a car and train accident.

Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Luigi Agostino Marmottin
Archbishop of Reims
Succeeded by
Émile André Jean-Marie Maury
Preceded by
Pierre Veuillot
Archbishop of Paris
Succeeded by
Jean-Marie Lustiger

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