Alexandre Renard

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Alexandre Renard
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Alexandre Charles Albert Joseph Renard (7 June 1906, Avelin, Nord – 8 October 1983, Paris) was a Roman Catholic Cardinal and Archbishop of Lyon. He was ordained on 12 July 1931 in Lille.

Life and career[edit]

He taught at Marcq College, Baraeul from 1933–1936, and then taught at the seminary of Haubourdin until 1938. He continued his teaching through the Second World War at the Catholic University of Lille until 1943, and also did pastoral work in the diocese of Lille until 1947.

On 19 August 1953 Pope Pius XII appointed Renard Bishop of Versailles, and on 28 May 1967 he was appointed to the metropolitan see of Lyon by Pope Paul VI. He was created Cardinal-Priest of SS. Trinità al Monte Pincio on 26 June 1967 by Pope Paul.

He took part in both conclaves of 1978 that elected Pope John Paul I and Pope John Paul II. He retired as Archbishop at the age of 75. Cardinal Renard died 1983 after a surgery, at the age of 77.

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Jean-Marie Villot
Archbishop of Lyon
28 May 1967 – 29 October 1981
Succeeded by
Albert Decourtray
Preceded by
Benjamin-Octave Roland-Gosselin
Bishop of Versailles
1953-1967
Succeeded by
Louis-Paul-Armand Simonneaux