Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Aix

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Archdiocese of Aix-Arles
Archidioecesis Aquensis in Gallia-Arelatensis
Archidiocèse d'Aix-Arles
Aix-en-Provence Cathedrale Saint-Sauveur 1 20061227.jpg
Location
Country France
Ecclesiastical province Marseille
Metropolitan Archdiocese of Marseille
Statistics
Area 4,580 km2 (1,770 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2012)
867,000
714,000 (82.4%)
Parishes 120
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Roman Rite
Established 1st Century
Cathedral Aix Cathedral
Patron saint Saint Maximinus of Aix
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Archbishop Christophe Dufour
Metropolitan Archbishop Georges Pontier
Emeritus Bishops Claude Feidt Archbishop Emeritus (1999-2010)
Website
Website of the Archdiocese

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Aix is an archdiocese of the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic church, in France. The Archepiscopal see is located in the city of Aix-en-Provence. The diocese comprises the department of Bouches-du-Rhône (minus the arrondissement of Marseilles), in the Region of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur. It is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Marseilles.

Originally erected in the 1st century as the diocese of Aix, the diocese was elevated to an Archdiocese in the 5th century. After the Concordat, the Archdiocese became a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Marseilles, and gained the sees of Arles and Embrun, becoming the Archdiocese of Aix (-Arles-Embrun). In 2007, the name got changed again, dropping the Embrun to the Archdiocese of Aix (-Arles).

The current archbishop is Christophe Dufour.

History[edit]

Certain traditions make Saint Maximinus the first Bishop of Aix, one of the seventy-two Disciples and the companion of Mary Magdalen in Provence. Louis Duchesne seems to have proved that this saint, the object of a very ancient local cult, was not considered the first bishop of Aix, or connected with the life of Saint Mary Magdalen, except in recent legends, devised towards the middle of the 11th century by the monks of Vézelay. The first historically known bishop of Aix, Lazarus, occupied this see about the beginning of the 5th century. Only at the end of the 8th century Aix became an archbishopric; up to that time it was dependent upon the Bishop of Arles.

Ordinaries[edit]

To 1000[edit]

  • 45? : Saint Maximin
  • 80? : Saint Sidoine
  • ca. 394–ca. 401: Triferius
  • ca. 408–ca. 411: Lazarus
  • 439?–475: Auxanius
  • 475–494: Basile
  • 5th century: Menelphale; archbishopric from some point in the 5th century
  • 524–541: Maxime
  • 549–554: Avole
  • 566: Francon
  • 581–585: Pientius
  • 596–636: Protais
  • ...
  • 828: Benedict
  • 867: Honorat
  • 878–879: Robert I
  • 887: Matfrid
  • 928–947: Odolric
  • 949: Israel
  • 966?–979: Silvester
  • 991–1018: Amalric I

1000 to 1300[edit]

  • 1019: Pons I de Châteaurenard
  • 10?–1032: Amalric II
  • 1032–ca. 1050: Peter I
  • 1050–1056: Pons II de Châteaurenard
  • 1056–1082: Rostan de Fos
  • 1082–1101: Peter II Gaufridi
  • 1101–1112: Peter III
  • 1115?–1131: Fouques
  • 1132–1157: Pons de Lubières
  • 1162–1165: Peter IV
  • 1165–1174: Hugues de Montlaur
  • 1178–1180: Bertrand de Roquevaire
  • 1180–1186: Henri
  • 1186–1212: Gui de Fos
  • 1212–1223: Bermond Cornut
  • 1123–1251: Raimond Audibert
  • 1251–1257: Philip I
  • 1257–1273: Vicedomino de Vicedominis
  • 1274–1282: Grimier Vicedominus
  • 1283–1311: Rostan de Noves

1300 to 1500[edit]

  • 1311–1312: Guillaume de Mandagot
  • 1313–1318: Robert de Mauvoisin
  • 1318–1320: Pierre des Prés (also Bishop of Riez)
  • 1321–1322: Pierre Auriol
  • 1322–1329: Jacques de Concos
  • 1329–1348: Armand de Narcès
  • 1348–1361: Arnaud de Pireto
  • 1361–1368: Jean Peissoni
  • 1368–1379: Giraud de Pousillac
  • 1379–1395: Jean d'Agout
  • 1396–1420: Thomas de Puppio
    • 1395?–1405: Jacques
  • 1420–1421: Guillaume Fillastre
  • 1422–1443: Avignon Nicolaï
  • 1443–1447: Robert Roger
  • 1447–1460: Robert Damiani
  • 1460–1484: Olivier de Pennart
  • 1484–1499: Philippe Herbert

1500 to 1800[edit]

From 1800[edit]

  • Jean-de-Dieu-Raymond de Boisgelin de Cucè † (4 Nov 1770 Appointed - 7 Nov 1801 Resigned)
  • Jérôme-Marie Champion de Cicé † (9 Apr 1802 Appointed - 22 Aug 1810 Died)
  • Pierre-François-Gabriel-Raymond-Ignace-Ferdinand de Bausset-Roquefort † (8 Aug 1817 Appointed - 29 Jan 1829 Died)
  • Charles-Alexandre de Richery † (8 Feb 1829 Appointed - 25 Nov 1830 Died)
  • Jacques Raillon † (14 Dec 1830 Appointed - 13 Feb 1835 Died)
  • Joseph Bernet † (6 Oct 1835 Appointed - 5 Jul 1846 Died)
  • Pierre-Marie-Joseph Darcimoles † (5 Dec 1846 Appointed - 11 Jan 1857 Died)
  • Georges-Claude-Louis-Pie Chalandon † (4 Feb 1857 Appointed - 28 Feb 1873 Died)
  • Théodore-Augustin Forcade, M.E.P. † (21 Mar 1873 Appointed - 12 Sep 1885 Died)
  • François Xavier Gouthe-Soulard † (2 Mar 1886 Appointed - 9 Sep 1900 Died)
  • François-Joseph-Edwin Bonnefoy † (5 Apr 1901 Appointed - 20 Apr 1920 Died)
  • Maurice-Louis-Marie Rivière † (9 Jul 1920 Appointed - 28 Sep 1930 Died)
  • Emmanuel Coste † (28 Jul 1931 Appointed - 18 Jan 1934 Died)
  • Clément-Emile Roques † (24 Dec 1934 Appointed - 11 May 1940 Appointed, Archbishop of Rennes))
  • Florent-Michel-Marie-Joseph du Bois de la Villerabel † (11 May 1940 Appointed - 13 Dec 1944 Resigned)
  • Charles-Marie-Joseph-Henri de Provenchères † (3 Nov 1945 Appointed - 30 Nov 1978 Retired)
  • Bernard Louis Auguste Paul Panafieu (30 Nov 1978 Appointed - 24 Aug 1994 Appointed, Coadjutor Archbishop of Marseille)
  • Louis-Marie Billé † (5 May 1995 Appointed - 10 Jul 1998 Appointed, Archbishop of Lyon)
  • Claude Feidt (17 Jun 1999 Appointed - 29 Mar 2010 Resigned)
  • Christophe Dufour (20 May 2008 Appointed Coadjutor Archbishop; 29 Mar 2010 Succeeded - )

Source[edit]

Coordinates: 43°31′57″N 5°27′05″E / 43.53250°N 5.45139°E / 43.53250; 5.45139