Roman Catholic Diocese of Tarbes-et-Lourdes

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Diocese of Tarbes and Lourdes
Dioecesis Tarbiensis et Lourdensis
Diocèse de Tarbes et Lourdes
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Location
Country France
Ecclesiastical province Toulouse
Metropolitan Archdiocese of Toulouse
Statistics
Area 4,535 km2 (1,751 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
229,000
151,000 (65.9%)
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Sui iuris church Latin Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 4th Century (As Diocese of Tarbes)
20 April 1912 (As Diocese of Tarbes et Lourdes)
Cathedral Cathedral of Our Lady of the See in Tarbes
Patron saint Nativity of Mary
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Nicolas Jean René Brouwet
Metropolitan Archbishop Robert Jean Louis Le Gall
Emeritus Bishops Jacques Perrier Bishop Emeritus (1998-2012)
Website
Website of the Diocese

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Tarbes-et-Lourdes (Latin: Dioecesis Tarbiensis et Lourdensis) is a Roman Catholic Latin Rite diocese in France.[1] It is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Toulouse. Its name was changed from the Diocese of Tarbes to the Diocese of Tarbes-et-Lourdes (Lat: Dioecesis Tarbiensis et Lourdensis) on 20 April 1912.[2]

Diocesan statistics[edit]

As of 2004 the official statistics for the diocese were as follows:[3]

Incumbent bishop[edit]

As of 2012 the bishop of Tarbes and Lourdes was Nicolas Brouwet (b. 31 Aug 1962, ordained 27 Jun 1992), appointed on 11th Feb 2012.[4]

Previous bishops[edit]

Previous Bishops of Tarbes-et-Lourdes include:[5]

  • François de Poudenx (appointed 1692; d.1716)
  • Anne-François-Guillaume du Cambout-Beçay (appointed 1719; d.1729)
  • Charles-Antoine de la Roche-Aymon (appointed 1729-1740)
  • Pierre de Beaupoil de Saint-Aulaire (appointed 1741; d.1751)
Bishop Nicholas Jean René Brouwet
  • Pierre de La Romagère (appointed 1751; d.1769)
  • Michel-François de Couët du Vivier de Lorry (appointed 1769-1782)
  • Diocese "suppressed" in 1801
  • Diocese "restored" in 1822
  • Antoine-Xavier de Neirac (appointed 1817; d.1833)
  • Pierre-Michel-Marie Double (appointed 1833; d.1844)
  • Bertrand-Sévère Mascarou Laurence (appointed 1844; d.1870) (Bishop at the time of the Lourdes apparitions).[6]
  • Pierre-Anastase Pichenot (appointed 1870-1873)
  • Benoit-Marie Langénieux (appointed 1873-1874)
  • César-Victor-Ange-Jean-Baptiste Jourdan (appointed 1874-1882)
  • Prosper-Marie Billère (appointed 1882-1899)
  • François-Xavier Schoepfer (appointed 1899; d.1927) [7]
  • Alexandre-Philibert Poirier (succeeded 1927; d.1928)
  • Pierre-Marie Gerlier (appointed 1929-1937)
  • Georges Choquet (appointed 1938; d.1946)[8]
  • Pierre-Marie Théas (appointed 1947; retired 1970)[9]
  • Henri Clément Victor Donze (appointed 1970; retired 1988)
  • Jean Yves Marie Sahuquet (succeeded 1988; retired 1998)
  • Jacques Jean Joseph Jules Perrier (succeeded 1998; retired 2012)
  • Nicolas Jean René Brouwet (appointed 11 February 2012 - present)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tarbes - Catholic Encyclopedia article
  2. ^ "Diocese of Tarbes et Lourdes". Catholic Hierarchy. 
  3. ^ "Diocese of Tarbes et Lourdes". Catholic Hierarchy. 
  4. ^ "Bishop Nicolas Brouwet". Catholic Hierarchy. 
  5. ^ "Diocese of Tarbes et Lourdes". Catholic Hierarchy. 
  6. ^ Ruth Harris, Lourdes: Body and Spirit in the Secular Age, Penguin Books, 1999, p. 429.
  7. ^ Ruth Harris, Lourdes: Body and Spirit in the Secular Age, Penguin Books, 1999, p. 365.
  8. ^ Ruth Harris, Lourdes: Body and Spirit in the Secular Age, Penguin Books, 1999, p. 366.
  9. ^ Ruth Harris, Lourdes: Body and Spirit in the Secular Age, Penguin Books, 1999, p. 366.

Coordinates: 43°14′01″N 0°04′09″W / 43.2337°N 0.069125°W / 43.2337; -0.069125