Roman Catholic Diocese of Carcassonne-Narbonne

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Diocese of Carcassonne and Narbonne
Dioecesis Carcassonensis et Narbonensis
Diocèse de Carcassonne et Narbonne
Cathédrale Saint-Michel de Carcassonne (11).JPG
Location
Country France
Ecclesiastical province Montpellier
Metropolitan Archdiocese of Montpellier
Statistics
Area 6,313 km2 (2,437 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
311,800
181,000 (58.1%)
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Roman Rite
Established 533 (established as Diocese of Carcassonne, renamed as Diocese of Carcassonne et Narbonne: 14 June 2006)
Cathedral Cathedral of St Michael in Carcassonne
Patron saint St Nazarius and St Celsus
St Michael the Archangel
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Alain Planet
Metropolitan Archbishop Pierre-Marie Carré
Emeritus Bishops Jacques Joseph Marie Despierre Bishop Emeritus (1982-2004)
Website
Website of the Diocese

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Carcassonne, is a diocese of the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic church in France. The diocese comprises the entire department of Aude. It is suffragan to the archdiocese of Montpellier.

On the occasion of the Concordat of 1802, the former Diocese of Carcassonne, nearly all the old Archdiocese of Narbonne, almost the entire Diocese of Saint-Papoul, a part of the ancient Diocese of Alet and ancient Diocese of Mirepoix, and the former Diocese of Perpignan, were united to make the one Diocese of Carcassone. In 1822 the Diocese of Perpignan was re-established. In 2006 the diocese was renamed the Diocese of Carcassonne and Narbonne.[1]

History[edit]

Carcassone was founded by the Visigoths during the Golden Age. The Visigoths sought to compensate themselves for the loss of Lodève and Uzès by having Carcassonne erected into a bishopric. The first of its bishops known to history was Sergius (589).

From 1848 to 1855 the see was occupied by Bishop de Bonnechose, later Cardinal, and from 1855 to 1873, by the mystical writer, Bishop de la Bouillerie.

The history of this region is intimately connected with that of the Albigenses. Notre-Dame-de-Prouille Monastery, where St. Dominic established a religious institute for converted Albigensian women in 1206, is still a place of pilgrimage consecrated to the Blessed Virgin. St. Peter of Castelnau, the Cistercian inquisitor martyred by the Albigenses in 1208, St. Camelia, put to death by the same sectarians, and St. John Francis Regis (1597-1640), the Jesuit, born at Fontcouverte in the Diocese of Narbonne, are specially venerated in the Diocese of Carcassonne.

Notre-Dame de Canabès and Notre-Dame de Limoux, both of which date back to the ninth century, are still frequented by pilgrims. The church of Saints-Nazaire-et-Celse at Carcassonne was rebuilt toward the end of the eleventh century, the first work upon it being blessed by Pope Urban II, who came to Carcassonne to urge the Viscount Bernard Ato IV de Trincavel to join the Crusade. The naves of this church are Roman, and the transept and choir Gothic.

Bishops[edit]

To 1000[edit]

  • Hilaire v.550
  • Sergius 589
  • Solemnius 633
  • Elpidius 636
  • Sylvestre 653
  • Étienne 683
  • Hispicio 791
  • Señor 813
  • Eurus 860
  • Léger 878
  • Willeran 883-897
  • Saint Gimer 902-931
  • Abbon 933-934
  • Gisandus 934-952
  • Franco 965-977
  • Aimeric 982-986

1000 to 1300[edit]

  • Adalbert 1002-1020
  • Foulques 1028
  • Guifred 1031-1058
  • Bernard 1072-1075
  • Pierre Artaud 1077-1083
  • Pierre II 1083-1101
  • Guillaume Bernard 1106-1107
  • Raimond I 1107-1110
  • Arnaud de Girone 1113-1130
  • Raimond de Sorèze 1131-1141
  • Pons de Tresmals 1142-1159
  • Pons de Brugals 1159-1166
  • Othon 1170-1201
  • Bérenger 1201-1209
  • Bernard-Raimond de Roquefort 1209-1231
  • Guy de Vaux-de-Cernay 1212-1223 (contested)
  • Clarín 1226-1248
  • Guillaume Arnaud 1248-1255
  • Guillaume Rudolphe 1256-1264
  • Bernard de Capendu 1265-1278
  • Gauthier Jean 1278-1280
  • Bérenger 1280
  • Isarn v.1286
  • Pierre de La Chapelle-Taillefer 1291-1298
  • Jean de Chevry 1298-1300

1300 to 1500[edit]

  • Pierre de Roquefort 1300-1321
  • Guillaume de Flavacourt 1322-1323
  • Pierre Rodier 1323-1330
  • Pierre Jean 1330-1336
  • Gancelin Jean 1337-1346
  • Gilbert Jean 1347-1354
  • Arnaud Aubert 1354-1357
  • Geoffroi de Vayrols 1358-1361
  • Étienne Aubert 1361
  • Jean Fabri 1362-1370
  • Hugues de La Jugie 1371
  • Pierre de Saint-Martial 1372-1391
  • Simon de Cramaud 1391-1409
  • Pierre Aimeri 1409-1412
  • Géraud du Puy 1413-1420
  • Geoffroi de Pompadour 1420-1445
  • Jean d’Étampes 1446-1455
  • Geoffroi de Basilhac 1456-1459
  • Jean du Chastel 1459-1475
  • Guichard d'Aubusson 1476-1497

1500 to 1800[edit]

  • Pierre d'Auxillon 1497-1512
  • Hugues de Voisins 1512-1516
  • Jean de Basilhac 1516-1521
  • Martín de Saint-André 1521-1545
  • Charles de Vendôme de Bourbon 1546-1552 and 1565-1567, Cardinal
  • François de Faucon 1556-1565
  • Vitelli Vitelloti 1567-1568
  • Annibal de Ruccellai 1569-1601
  • Christophe de L’Estang 1603-1621
  • Vitalis de L'Estang 1621-1652
  • François de Servien 1653-1654
  • Louis de Nogaret de La Valette 1655-1679
  • Louis d'Anglure de Bourlemont 1680
  • Louis Joseph de Grignan 1681-1722
  • Louis Joseph de Chateauneuf de Rochebonne 1722-1729
  • Armand Bazin de Bezons 1730-1778
  • Jean Auguste de Chastenet de Puységur 1778-1788
  • François Marie Fortuné de Vintimille 1789-1790
  • Guillaume Bésaucèle 1791-1801, constitutional bishop

From 1800[edit]

Bishop Alain-Emile Baptiste Planet

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.catholic-hierarchy.org/diocese/dcarc.html Catholic Hierarchy: Diocese of Carcassonne et Narbonne

External links[edit]

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainHerbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). Catholic Encyclopedia. Robert Appleton Company. 

Coordinates: 43°12′56″N 2°21′12″E / 43.21556°N 2.35333°E / 43.21556; 2.35333