Ancient Diocese of Saint-Omer

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The former French Catholic diocese of Saint-Omer existed from 1559[1] until the French Revolution. Its see at Saint-Omer, in the modern department of Pas-de-Calais, was created as a reaction to the destruction of the see of Thérouanne, by military action in the wars of the Emperor Charles V. It then became a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Cambrai in 1559.

By the Concordat of 1801, the diocese of Saint-Omer was united with the diocese of Arras and the diocese of Boulogne, to form an enlarged diocese of Arras.[2]

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  1. ^ Saint-Omer (Diocese) [Catholic-Hierarchy]
  2. ^ Catholic Encyclopedia: Arras