Chibly Langlois

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His Eminence
Chibly Langlois
Bishop of Les Cayes
Diocese Les Cayes
Appointed 15 August 2011
Predecessor Guire Poulard
Other posts
Orders
Ordination 22 September 1991
by Guire Poulard
Consecration 6 June 2004
by Hubert Constant
Created Cardinal 22 February 2014
by Pope Francis
Rank Cardinal-Priest
Personal details
Born (1958-11-29) November 29, 1958 (age 55)
La Vallée-de-Jacmel, Haiti
Nationality Haitian
Denomination Roman Catholic
Previous post Bishop of Fort-Liberté (2004-2011)
Motto Servir Dieu et l'homme dans l'amour[1] (Serve God and humanity in love)[2]
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Styles of
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Reference style His Eminence
Spoken style Your Eminence
Informal style Cardinal

Chibly Langlois (La Vallée, 29 November 1958) is a Haitian cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He has been the bishop of Les Cayes since 15 August 2011, and president of Haiti’s Bishops’ Conference.

Pope Francis announced that on 22 February 2014 he would elevate Langlois to the College of Cardinals.[3] Langlois is the very first Haitian selected for this rank and the only one among the new cardinals at the February 2014 consistory who was not an archbishop.

Biography[edit]

Langlois was born in La Vallée in southeast Haiti to a poor family.[4] Langlois entered the Grand Séminaire Notre-Dame of Port-au-Prince in 1985, where he studied philosophy and theology; later, from 1994 to 1996, he studied at the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome and obtained a licentiate in pastoral theology.[5] He was ordained priest for the diocese of Jacmel on 22 September 1991.[5][6]

On 8 April 2004 Langlois was appointed bishop of Fort-Liberté by Pope John Paul II.[7] On 15 August 2011 he was appointed bishop of Les Cayes by Pope Benedict XVI.[8]

When choosing to elevate Langlois to the College of Cardinals in 2014, Pope Francis bypassed many more senior Haitian bishops including metropolitan archbishops Louis Kébreau and Guire Poulard.[9] At the time, Poulard was his superior in the ecclesiastical province of Port-au-Prince.

On 22 February 2014, Pope Francis appointed Langlois Cardinal-Priest of San Giacomo in Augusta.[10] This Roman church had never before been designated as the titular church of a Catholic cardinal. Cardinal Langlois took possession of his titular church on 7 June 2014.[11]

On 22 May 2014, Pope Francis appointed Cardinal Langlois a member of both the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and the Pontifical Commission for Latin America.[12]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cardinale CHIBLY LANGLOIS nella nostra Chiesa" [Cardinal CHIBLY LANGLOIS in our Church]. San Giacomo in Augusta (in Italian). 1 March 2014. Retrieved 30 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Bishop Chibly Langlois". Catholic Relief Services. 1 June 2012. Retrieved 30 April 2014. 
  3. ^ Pope Francis announces names of new Cardinals - Vatican Radio, 12 January 2014
  4. ^ "Meet the Cardinals: Chibly Langlois - Les Cayes, Haiti". Salt and Light. February 6, 2014. Retrieved February 24, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "Haiti - Religion : Mgr. Chibly Langlois, new Bishop of Les Cayes". Haiti Libre. 16 August 2011. Retrieved 2 February 2014. 
  6. ^ "Haiti's first cardinal-designate highlights nation's struggles". Catholic News Agency. 15 January 2014. Retrieved 2 February 2014. 
  7. ^ Provisio ecclesiarum [Ecclesiastical provision] (PDF), Acta Apostolicae Sedis (in Latin) (Rome, IT: Vatican) 96 (5), 2004: 318 
  8. ^ Provisio ecclesiarum [Ecclesiastical provision] (PDF), Acta Apostolicae Sedis (in Latin) (Rome, IT: Vatican) 103 (9), 2011: 624 
  9. ^ "Bishops of Haiti by Liturgical Precedence". GCatholic.org. Retrieved 1 February 2014. 
  10. ^ "Concistoro ordinario pubblico per la creatione dei nuovi cardinali: assegnazione dei titoli o delle diaconie ai nuovi porporati" [Ordinary public consistory for the creation of the new cardinals: allocation of titles or deaconries to the new prelates]. Holy See Press Office (in Italian). 22 February 2014. Retrieved 22 February 2014. 
  11. ^ "Una comunita in festa: Il Card. Chibly Langlois prende possesso del Titolo di San Giacomo" [A community in celebration: Card. Chibly Langlois takes possession of the Title of San Giacomo]. San Giacomo in Augusta (in Italian). 23 June 2014. Retrieved 17 July 2014. 
  12. ^ "Rinunce e nomine" [Renunciations and nominations]. Holy See Press Office (in Italian). 22 May 2014. Retrieved 17 July 2014. 

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