Jean-Félix-Albert-Marie Vilnet

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
His Excellency
Jean-Félix-Albert-Marie Vilnet
Bishop of Lille
Mgr Jean Vilnet évêque émérite de Lille.jpg
Church Roman Catholic Church
See Diocese of Lille
In office 1983 - 1998
Predecessor Adrien-Edmond-Maurice Gand
Successor Gérard Denis Auguste Defois
Orders
Ordination 22 October 1944
Consecration 13 December 1964
Personal details
Born (1922-04-08)8 April 1922
Chaumont, France
Died 23 January 2013(2013-01-23) (aged 90)
Previous post Prelate

Jean-Félix-Albert-Marie Vilnet (8 April 1922 – 23 January 2013) was a French Prelate of the Roman Catholic Church.

Vilnet was born in Chaumont and was ordained a priest on 22 October 1944. Vilnet was appointed bishop of the Diocese of Saint-Dié on 24 September 1964 and ordained bishop on 13 December 1964.

On 16 June 1968, Bishop Vilnet was involved in a serious automobile accident with another vehicle driven by future American presidential candidate Mitt Romney.[1]

Vilnet was appointed to the Diocese of Lille on 13 August 1983 and remained there until his retirement on 2 July 1998.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/24/world/europe/24iht-24Romney.6300715.html?pagewanted=all