Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Tours

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Archdiocese of Tours
Archidioecesis Turonensis
Archidiocèse de Tours
Cathédrale Saint-Gatien de Tours.JPG
Location
Country France
Ecclesiastical province Tours
Statistics
Area 6,158 km2 (2,378 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
597,724
503,000 (84.2%)
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Sui iuris church Latin Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 3rd Century (As Diocese of Tours)
5th Century (As Archdiocese of Tours)
Cathedral Cathedral of St Gatianus in Tours
Patron saint St Gatianus of Tours
St Martin of Tours
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Metropolitan Archbishop Bernard-Nicolas Jean-Marie Aubertin
Suffragans Archdiocese of Bourges
Diocese of Blois
Diocese of Chartres
Diocese of Orléans
Map
Provinces ecclésiastiques 2002 (France).svg
Website
Website of the Archdiocese

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Tours (Lat:Archidioecesis Turonensis) is an Archdiocese of the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic church in France. The archdiocese encompasses the historical Gallo-Roman province of Civitas Turonum and the French province of Touraine. Since 1790 it has corresponded with the département of Indre et Loire. Erected in the 3rd century, the diocese was elevated in the 5th century.

The ecclesiastical province of Tours corresponded with the late Roman province of Tertia Lugdunensis. During Breton independence the see of Dol briefly exercised metropolitical functions (mainly tenth century). In 1859 the Breton dioceses except that of Nantes were constituted into a province of Rennes. Tours kept its historic suffragans of Le Mans, Angers (a hostile bishop of Angers appears to have been present at the episcopal consecration of St. Martin) together with Nantes and a newly constituted diocese of Laval. In 2002 Tours lost all connection with its historic province, all its previous suffragans depending henceforth on an expanded province of Rennes (corresponding to the Brittany and Pays de la Loire administrative regions). Tours since 2002 has become the ecclesiastical metropolis of the Centre administrative region, i.e. including the dioceses of Bourges, which has lost its metropolitical function to Clermont Ferrand, Orleans, Chartres and Blois, which depended historically on Sens (Lugdunensis Quarta) and more recently on Paris (and briefly Bourges).

The current bishop is Bernard-Nicolas Jean-Marie Aubertin, who was appointed in 2005.

Pilgrimages[edit]

The main pilgrimage sites in the diocese besides the grottos of Marmoutier, are: Notre-Dame-la-Riche, a sanctuary erected on the site of a church dating from the third century, and where the founder St. Gatianus is venerated; Notre-Dame-de-Loches; St. Christopher and St. Giles at St-Christophe, a pilgrimage dating from the ninth century; the pilgrimage to the Oratory of the Holy Face in Tours, managed by Priests of the Holy Face canonically erected on 8 December 1876.[1]

Ordinaries[edit]

  1. St. Gatianus ca 249-301
  2. St. Litorius 338-370
  3. St. Martin 371-397
  4. St. Bricius 397-443
  5. St. Eustochius 443-460
  6. St. Perpetuus 460-490
  7. St. Volusianus 491-498
  8. Verus[disambiguation needed] 498-508
  9. St. Licinius 508-520
  10. Theodorus[disambiguation needed] & Proculus (jointly) 520-521?
  11. Dinfius 521?
  12. Ommatius 521-525
  13. Leo 526
  14. Francilio 527-529
  15. Injuriosus 529-546
  16. Baudinus 546-552
  17. Gunthar[disambiguation needed] 552-554
  18. St. Eufronius 555-573
  19. Gregory 573-594
  20. Pélage I 595-602
  21. Lupare 602-614
  22. Agiric 614-617
  23. Ginaldus 617-618
  24. Valatus 618-619
  25. Sigélaicus 619-622
  26. Léobald 622-625
  27. Modégisile 625-638
  28. Latinus 638-650
  29. Carégisile 650-652
  30. Rigobert 652-654
  31. Papolene 654-660
  32. Chrotbert 660-695
  33. Pélage II 695-700
  34. Evartius 700-709
  35. Ibbon 709-724
  36. Gontran II 724-732
  37. Didon 732-733
  38. Rimbert 733-752
  39. Aubert 752-754
  40. Ostald 754-760
  41. Gravien 760-765
  42. Eusebe 765-771
  43. Herling 771-792
  44. Joseph I 792-815

To 1000[edit]

1000-1300[edit]

  • Hugues de Chateaudun 1008-1023
  • Arnoul 1023-1052
  • Barthelemy de Faye 1053-1068
  • Raoul I 1072-1085
  • Raoul II 1086-1117
  • Gilbert de Maillé 1118-1125
  • Hildebert de Lavardin 1125-1134
  • Hugues d'Etampes 1134-1146
  • Engebault de Preuilly[2] 1146-1157
  • Joscion 1157-1174
  • Barthelemy de Vendôme 1174-1206
  • Géoffroy de la Lande 1207-1208
  • Jean de la Faye 1208-1228
  • François Cassard 1228-1229
  • Juhel de Manthefelon 1229-1244
  • Géoffroy Marcel 1245-1250
  • Pierre de Lamballe 1251-1256
  • Philippe 1256-1257
  • Vincent de Pirmil 1257-1270
  • Jean de Montsoreau 1271-1284
  • Olivier de Craon 1284-1285
  • Bouchard Dain 1285-1290
  • Philippe de Candé 1290-1291
  • Renaud de Montbazon 1291-1313

1300-1500[edit]

  • Géoffroy de la Haye 1314-1323
  • Etienne de Bourgueil 1324-1334
  • Pierre Frétaud 1336-1357
  • Philippe Blanche 1357-1363
  • Simon de Renoul 1363-1379
  • Seguin d'Auton 1379-
  • Aléaume Boistel 1380-1383
  • Guy de Roye 1383-1384
  • Seguin d'Auton 1384-1394
  • Ameil du Breuil 1393-1414
  • Jacques Gélu 1414-1426
  • Philippe de Coëtquis 1427-1441
  • Jean Bernard 1441-1466
  • Bastet de Crussol 1466-1468
  • Hélie de Bourdeilles 1468-1484
  • Robert de Lenoncourt 1484-1509

1500-1700[edit]

1700-1900[edit]

Archbishop Bernard-Nicolas Jean-Marie Aubertin

From 1900[edit]

Notes[edit]