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Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Monaco


The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Monaco Latin: Archidioecesis Monoecensis is an exempt Latin ecclesiastical territory or archdiocese of the Roman Catholic Church in Monaco, directly subject to the Holy See, not part of any ecclesiastical province

The archdiocese's mother church and thus seat of its archbishop is the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Saint Nicholas's or Monaco Cathedral Bernard César Augustin Barsi was appointed Archbishop of Monaco by Pope John Paul II on May 16, 2000

Contents

  • 1 History
  • 2 Ordinaries
  • 3 Parishes
  • 4 See also
  • 5 Notes
  • 6 Sources and external links

History

It enjoyed a Papal Visit by Pope Clement VII in 1532

It was established as a pre-diocesan jurisdiction on 30 April 18680430, as Territorial Abbacy of Saints-Nicholas-et-Benoît, on territory split off from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Nice

It was promoted as the Diocese of Monaco by Pope Leo XIII on March 15, 1887, and was elevated to the rank of an Archdiocese by Pope John Paul II on July 30, 1981

Ordinaries

all Roman Rite

Abbots Ordinary of Saints-Nicholas-et-Benoît
  • Romarico Flugi d’Aspermont, Subiaco Cassinese Benedictines OSB Subl 18680521 – 1871
  • Léandre de Dou, OSB Subl 1871 – 1874
  • Hildebrand Marie Dell’Oro di Giosué, OSB Subl 1874 – 1875
  • Apostolic Administrator Lorenzo Battista Biale 1875 – death 1877, while Bishop of Ventimiglia Italy 18370519 – death 1877
  • Apostolic Administrator Charles-Bonaventure-François Theuret 18780715 – 18870315 see below, Titular Bishop of Hermopolis Maior 18780715 – 18870315
Exempt Bishops of Monaco
  • Charles-Bonaventure-François Theuret see above 18870315 – death 19011111
  • Jean-Charles Arnal du Curel 19031002 – death 19150606
  • Gustave Vié 19160508 – death 19180710
  • Georges-Prudent-Marie Bruley des Varannes 19201216 – 19240213, emeritate as Titular Archbishop of Claudiopolis in Honoriade 19240213 – death 19430529
  • Auguste-Maurice Clément 19240425 – 19360302, emeritate as Titular Bishop of Algiza 19360302 – death 19390303
  • Pierre-Maurice-Marie Rivière 19360302 – 19530513, emeritate as Titular Archbishop of Anchialus 19530513 – 19611107
  • Gilles-Henri-Alexis Barthe 19530513 – 19620504, later Bishop of Fréjus–Toulon France 19620504 – retired 19830208
  • Jean-Édouard-Lucien Rupp 19620609 – 19710508; previously Titular Bishop of Arca in Phoenicia 19541028 – 19620609 & Auxiliary Bishop of France of the Eastern Rite France 19541028 – 19620609; later Apostolic Pro-Nuncio papal diplomatic envoy to Iraq 19710508 – 1978, Titular Archbishop of Dionysiopolis 19710508 – 19830128, Apostolic Pro-Nuncio to Kuwait 1975 – 1978, Permanent Observer to Office of the United Nations and Specialized Institutions in Geneva UNOG 1978 – retired 1980
  • Edmond-Marie-Henri Abelé 19720627 – 19801201, later Bishop of Digne France 19801201 – 19870602
Exempt Archbishops of Monaco
  • Charles Amarin Brand 19810730 – 19840716; previously Titular Bishop of Uthina 19711228 – 19810730 & Auxiliary Bishop of Fréjus–Toulon France 19711228 – 19761118, Auxiliary Bishop of Strasbourg France 19761118 – 19810730; later Archbishop-Bishop of Strasbourg 19840716 – 19880601, Vice-President of Council of European Bishops’ Conferences 1986 – 1990, Archbishop of Strasbourg France 19880601 – 19971023, President of Council of European Bishops’ Conferences 1990 – 1993
  • Joseph-Marie Sardou, Congregation of the Sacred Heart of Jesus TD 19850531 – retired 20000516
  • Bernard César Augustin Barsi 16 May 2000 -

Parishes

There are five parish churches including: Saint-Charles Church, Church St Devote, Saint Martin Church and Saint Nicholas Church Chapels include: Chapel of Mercy, Chapel of the Sacred Heart and the Carmelite Chapel

On Sunday November 13, 2011, the parish church of Saint Martin celebrated its centenary in the presence of Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene, with Princess Caroline and Princess Alexandra of Hanover Archbishop Barsi blessed the Byzantine cross and the third bell named "Alexandra"

See also

  • Roman Catholicism in Monaco
  • List of Roman Catholic dioceses in Europe

Notes

  1. ^ Cheney, David M "Archdiocese of Monaco" Catholic-Hierarchy 
  2. ^ Centenary of Saint-Martin parish

Sources and external links

  • Official site
  • Catholic-Hierarchy
  • GCatholicorg, with incumbent biography links

Coordinates: 43°43′51″N 7°25′27″E / 4373083°N 742417°E / 4373083; 742417


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