Roman Catholic Diocese of Amiens

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Diocese of Amiens
Dioecesis Ambianensis
Diocèse d'Amiens
Amiens cathedral 001.JPG
Location
Country France
Ecclesiastical province Reims
Metropolitan Archdiocese of Reims
Statistics
Area 6,277 km2 (2,424 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2012)
586,200
503,200 (85.8%)
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Roman Rite
Established 3rd Century
Cathedral Cathedral Basilica of Notre Dame in Amiens
Patron saint St Fermin of Amiens
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Olivier Leborgne
Metropolitan Archbishop Thierry Jordan
Emeritus Bishops Jacques Moïse Eugène Noyer Bishop Emeritus (1987-2003)
François Jacques Bussini Bishop Emeritus (1985-1987)
Géry Leuliet Bishop Emeritus (1963-1985)
Website
Website of the Diocese

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Amiens (Lat:Dioecesis Ambianensis), is a diocese of the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic Church in France. The diocese comprises the department of Somme, of which the city of Amiens is the capital.

History[edit]

It was a suffragan of the archdiocese of Reims during the old regime; of Paris, 1802 to 1822; and of Reims again, since 1822.

Louis Duchesne denies any value to the legend of two Saints Firmin, honoured on the first and twenty-fifth of September, as the first and third Bishops of Amiens. The legend is of the 8th century and full of incoherences. Even on the supposition that a St. Firmin, native of Pampeluna, was martyred during the persecution of Diocletian, it is certain that the first bishop known to history is St. Eulogius, who defended the divinity of Christ in the councils held during the middle of the 4th century.

Bishops[edit]

Among the bishops of Amiens are counted:

Cathedral and churches[edit]

The cathedral (13th century) is an admirable Gothic monument, and was made the subject of careful study by John Ruskin in his Bible of Amiens. The nave of this cathedral is considered a type of the ideal Gothic.

The church of St. Acheul, near Amiens, and formerly its cathedral, was, in the 19th century, the home of a major Jesuit novitiate. The beautiful churches of St. Ricquier and Corbie perpetuate the memory of the great Benedictine abbeys and homes of learning founded in these places in 570 and 662.

Ordinaries[edit]

  • circa 300: Firmin the Elder
  • circa 325: Saint Eulogius
  • 4th century: Firmin the Younger
  • 5th century: Leodardus
  • circa 450: Audoenus
  • circa 484: Edibius
  • circa 524: Beatus
  • circa 554: Saint Honorius
  • circa 600: Saint Sauve
  • circa 615: Saint Berchond
  • circa 644: Bertefridus
  • circa 670: Thodefridus
  • 7th century: Deodatus
  • 7th century: Dado
  • circa 692: Ursinianus
  • circa 721: Dominicus
  • circa 723: Christianus
  • circa 740: Raimbertus
  • circa 767: Vitultus
  • circa 777: Georgius
  • circa 800: Jesse
  • circa 831: Ragenar
  • circa 849: Hilmerad
  • circa 872: Geroldus
  • circa 892: Otgarius
  • circa 929: Deroldus
  • circa 947: Thibault I.
  • circa 949: Ragembaldus
  • circa 972: Thibaud II.
  • circa 975: Almannus
  • circa 980: Gotesmannus
  • 992/995 : Foulques de Valois (House of Valois)

1000 to 1300[edit]

  • 1032/before 1036 : Foulques de Valois, second time
  • 1057-c.1077 : Foulques de Valois, nephew of the preceding
  • 1058/1074: Gui de Ponthieu
  • 1078-1079: Raoul
  • circa 1081-1085: Roric
  • 1091-1103: Gervin
  • 1104-1115: Saint Godfrey
  • circa 1115-1127: Enguerrand de Boves
  • 1127-1144: Guérin de Chastillon-Saint-Pol
  • 1144-1164: Dietrich
  • circa 1164-1169: Robert I.
  • 1169-1204: Thibaud III. d'Heilly
  • circa 1204-1210: Richard de Gerberoy
  • circa 1211-1222: Evrard de Fouilloy
  • circa 1222-1236: Geoffroy II. d'Eu
  • 1236-1247: Arnold
  • 1247-1257: Gérard de Conchy
  • 1258-1259: Aleaume de Neuilly
  • 1259-1278: Bernard I. d'Abbeville
  • 1278–1308: Guillaume de Mâcon

1300 to 1500[edit]

  • 1308-1321: Robert II. de Fouilloy
  • 1321-1325: Simon de Goucans
  • 1325-1373: Jean I. de Cherchemont
  • circa 1373: Jean de la Grange (Cardinal)
  • 1375-1388: Jean III. Rolland
  • 1389-1410: Jean IV. de Boissy
  • 1411-1413: Bernard II. de Chevenon
  • 1413-1418: Philibert de Saulx
  • 1418-1433: Jean V. d'Harcourt (then archbishop of Reims)
  • 1433-1436: Jean VI. le Jeune
  • 1436-1437: François Condelmerio
  • 1437-1456: Jean VII. Avantage
  • 1457-1473: Ferry de Beauvoir
  • 1473-1476: Jean VIII. de Gaucourt
  • 1476-1478: Louis de Gaucourt
  • 1482-1500: Pierre I. Versé

1500 to 1800[edit]

  • 1501-1503: Philip of Cleves
  • 1503-1538: François II. de Hallvyn
  • 1538-1540: Cardinal Charles Hémard de Denonville
  • 1540-1546: Cardinal Claude de Longwy de Givry
  • 1546-1552: François III. de Pisseleu
  • 1552–1562: Nicolas de Pellevé (also archbishop of Sens)
  • 1564-1574: Antoine de Créqui
  • 1574–1577: vacant
  • 1577-1617: Geoffroy III. de La Marthonie
  • 1618-1652: François IV. Lefèvre de Caumartin
  • 1653-1687: François V. Faure
  • 1687-1706: Henri Feydeau de Brou
  • 1706/07-1733: Pierre de Sabatier
  • 1734-1774: Louis-François-Gabriel d'Orléans de La Motte
  • 1774-1791: Louis-Charles de Machault
  • 1791-1801: Eléonore-Marie Desbois

From 1800[edit]

  • Jean-Chrysostome de Villaret † (9 Apr 1802 Appointed - 17 Dec 1804 Appointed, Bishop of Alessandria (della Paglia))
  • Jean-François de Mandolx † (17 Dec 1804 Appointed - 14 Aug 1817 Died)
  • Marc Marie, Marquis de Bombelles † (Aug 1817 Appointed - 5 Mar 1822 Died)
  • Jean-Pierre de Gallien de Chabons † (27 Mar 1822 Appointed - 9 Nov 1837 Retired)
  • Jean-Marie Mioland † (22 Nov 1837 Appointed - 7 Feb 1849 Appointed, Coadjutor Archbishop of Toulouse (-Narbonne))
  • Louis-Antoine de Salinis † (7 Feb 1849 Appointed - 12 Feb 1856 Appointed, Archbishop of Auch)
  • Jacques-Antoine-Claude-Marie Boudinet † (7 Apr 1856 Appointed - 1 Apr 1873 Died)
  • Louis-Désiré-César Bataille † (19 Jun 1873 Appointed - 9 Jun 1879 Died)
  • Aimé-Victor-François Guilbert † (2 Sep 1879 Appointed - 5 Jun 1883 Appointed, Archbishop of Bordeaux)
  • Pierre Henri Lamazou † (3 Jul 1883 Appointed - 10 Jul 1883 Died)
  • Jean-Baptiste-Marie-Simon Jacquenet † (10 Nov 1883 Appointed - 1 Mar 1892 Died)
  • René-François Renou † (26 Nov 1892 Appointed - 30 May 1896 Appointed, Archbishop of Tours)
  • Jean-Marie-Léon Dizien † (30 May 1896 Appointed - 27 Mar 1915 Died)
  • Pierre-Florent-André du Bois de la Villerabel † (1 Jun 1915 Appointed - 16 Dec 1920 Appointed, Archbishop of Rouen)
  • Charles-Albert-Joseph Lecomte † (10 Mar 1921 Appointed - 17 Aug 1934 Died)
  • Lucien-Louis-Claude Martin † (29 May 1935 Appointed - 26 Dec 1945 Died)
  • Albert-Paul Droulers † (17 Feb 1947 Appointed - 3 Jun 1950 Died)
  • René-Louis-Marie Stourm † (19 Jan 1951 Appointed - 27 Oct 1962 Appointed, Archbishop of Sens)
  • Géry-Jacques-Charles Leuliet (14 Feb 1963 Appointed - 15 Jan 1985 Retired)
  • François Jacques Bussini (28 Dec 1985 Appointed - 6 Mar 1987 Resigned)
  • Jacques Moïse Eugène Noyer (31 Oct 1987 Appointed - 10 Mar 2003 Retired)
  • Jean-Luc Marie Maurice Louis Bouilleret (10 Mar 2003 - 10 Oct 2013 Appointed Archbishop of Besançon)
  • Olivier Leborgne (6 Apr 2014 - present)

References[edit]

  • Gallia Christiana (Vetus, 1656), II, 110-554
  • Mioland, Actes de l'Eglise d'Amiens (Amiens, 1848)
  • Corblet, Hagiographie du diocèse d'Amiens (1869–76)

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 49°53′39″N 2°18′07″E / 49.8942°N 2.30189°E / 49.8942; 2.30189