|Archbishop Emeritus of Papeete|
|Installed||4 June 1999|
|Term ended||31 March 2011|
|Ordination||27 June 1957|
|Consecration||21 February 1998
by Michel-Gaspard Coppenrath
|Birth name||Hubert Coppenrath|
18 October 1930 |
Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia
Coppenrath was ordained as a Roman Catholic priest on 27 June 1957, in Tahiti. He was formally ordained as the Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Papeete on 4 June 1999 after appointment by Pope John Paul II. He succeeded his own brother, Michel-Gaspard Coppenrath, as Archbishop. The appointment of Coppenrath, a brother of the previous Archbishop, is a rare occurrence within the Catholic Church.
On 31 March 2011 Pope Benedict XVI accepted the resignation of Coppenrath from the pastoral care of the archdiocese having reached the age limit.
- "Thousands Pay Last Respects To Archbishop Coppenrath". Tahitipresse (Pacific Magazine). 2008-08-19. Retrieved 2008-08-26.
- "Huge Crowd Needs Giant TV To See Funeral For Archbishop Coppenrath". Tahitipresse (Pacific Magazine). 2008-08-20. Retrieved 2008-08-26.
- "Papeete's Catholic archbishop emeritus dies at 84 of ruptured aneurysm". Tahitipresse. 2008-08-17. Retrieved 2008-08-26.[dead link]
- "Archbishop Emeritus Coppenrath Dies In Papeete". Tahitipresse (Pacific Magazine). 2008-08-18. Retrieved 2008-08-22.
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