Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Albi
|Archdiocese of Albi-Castres-Lavaur
|Metropolitan||Archdiocese of Toulouse|
|Area||5,780 km2 (2,230 sq mi)|
|(as of 2015)
|Sui iuris church||Latin Church|
|Established||3rd Century (As Diocese of Albi)
3 October 1678 (As Archdiocese of Albi)
17 February 1922 (As Archdiocese of Albi-Castres-Lavaur)
|Cathedral||Cathedral Basilica of St. Cecilia in Albi|
|Patron saint||Saint Cecilia|
|Secular priests||131 (diocesan)
42 (Religious Orders)
|Archbishop||Jean Marie Henri Legrez|
|Metropolitan Archbishop||Robert Jean Louis Le Gall|
|Website of the Archdiocese|
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Albi (–Castres–Lavaur) (Latin: Archidioecesis Albiensis (–Castrensis–Vauriensis); French: Archidiocèse d'Albi (–Castres–Lavaur)), usually referred to simply as the Archdiocese of Albi, is a non-metropolitan archdiocese (one having no suffragan dioceses) of the Latin Rite of the Catholic Church in southern France. The archdiocese comprises the whole of the department of Tarn, and is itself currently suffragan to the Archdiocese of Toulouse, a metropolitan archdiocese.
The current Archbishop of Albi is Jean Legrez, O.P. appointed archbishop by Pope Benedict XVI on Wednesday, February 2, 2011. He formerly served as Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saint-Claude in France. In 2015, in the Diocese of Albi there was one priest for every 1,740 Catholics.
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Originally erected in the 3rd century as the Diocese of Albi, the diocese at the time was the suffragan of the Archdiocese of Bourges.
On 3 October 1678, Pope Innocent XI, in the Bull Triumphans pastor aeternus, raised the diocese to the status of a metropolitan archbishopric. The Province was composed of the dioceses of Albi, Riez, Castres, Cahors, Vabres, and Mende.
Cathedral and Canons
The Canons of the Cathedral Chapter of Albi had once lived under the rule of Saint Augustine. Pope Boniface VIII, in a bull of 29 September 1297, secularized the Canons. The Cathedral Chapter was composed of seven dignities (not dignitaries) and twenty canons. The dignities were: the Provost, the Cantor, the Succentor, the three Archdeacons, and the Theologian. Their prebends were granted by the bishop. In 1678 there were eight dignities, twenty Canons, and forty-eight prebends. In 1747 there were nine dignities and twenty Canons.
Following the Concordat of 11 June 1817, the archdiocese was restored in 1822 to its former borders and title.
In February 1922, the name was changed to its current designation: the Archdiocese of Albi-Castres-Lavour.
List of bishops and archbishops
- c. 406: Diogénien
- 451: Anemius
- 506: Sabinus
- 549: Ambroise
- 580–584: Salvius, St Salvi, (Salvy)
- 585: Desiderius (Didier)
- 614: Fredemundus
- 625–647: Constantius
- ?–664: Dido (Didon)
- c. 673: Richard
- 692–30. May 698: Citruin
- c. 700: Amarand
- 722: Hugo
- 734: Johannes
- 812: Verdat
- 825: Guilelmus
- 844: Balduin
- 854: Pandevius
- 876: Lupus
- 886: Eligius (Eloi)
- 887–891: Adolenus (Adolence)
- 921: Paterne
- 926: Godebric
- 936: Angelvin
- 941–942: Miron
- 961–967: Bernard
- 972: Frotaire (Frotarius)
- 975–987: Amelius or Ameil
- 990: Ingelbin
- 992: Honorat
- 998: Amblard
- 1020–1040: Amelius (or Ameil II).
- 1040–1054: Guilielmus
- 1062–1079: Frotard, Frotarius
- 1079–1090: Guilelmus (III.)
- 1096: Galterus (Galterius, Walter, Gauthier)
- 1098–1099: Hugo II.
- 1100–1103: Adelgaire I.
- 1103: Arnaldus de Cecenno
- 1109–1110: Adelgarius.
- 1115: Sicard
- 1115–1125: Bertrandus
- 1125–1132: Humbert
- 1136–1143: Hugo III.
- 1143–1155: Rigaud
- 1157–1174: Guilelmus
- 1308–1311: Bertrand des Bordes
- 1311–1314: Géraud II.
- 1314–1333: Béraud de Farges
- 1334–1337: Pierre de la Vie
- 1337: Bernard de Camiet
- 1337–1338: Guillaume Court
- 1339–1350: Pictavinus de Montesquiou
- 1351–1354: Arnaud Guillaume
- 1355–1379: Hugues Auberti (Hugo Alberti)
- 1379–1382: Dominique de Florence, O.P. (Avignon Obedience)
- 1382–1383: Jean de Saie (Avignon Obedience)
- 1383–1392: Guillaume de la Voulte (Avignon Obedience)
- 1393–1410: Dominique de Florence (again)
- 1410–1434: Pierre III. Neveu
- 1435: Bernard V. de Cazilhac
- 1435–1462: Robert Dauphin
- 1462–1473: Jean Jouffroy
- 1474-1503: Louis d'Amboise, (the Elder)
- 1503–1510: Louis d'Amboise, the Younger (nephew)
- 1510–1513: Robert de Britto (Administrator)
- 1515–1515: Charles Robertet
- 1515–1518: Jean-Jacques Robertet
- 1519–1520: Cardinal Adrien Gouffier de Boissy, Administrator.
- 1524–1528: Aymar Gouffier, O.S.B.
- 1528–1535: Antoine Duprat (Administrator)
- 1535–1550: Cardinal Jean de Guise-Lorraine
- 1550–1561: Louis de Guise-Lorraine (Administrator)
- 1561–1567: Cardinal Lorenzo Strozzi
- 1568–1574: Filippo de Rodolfis
- 1575–1588: Giuliano de Medici
- 1588–1608: Alphonse del Bene (d'Elbene)
- 1608–1635: Alphonse d'Elbene
- 1635–1676: Gaspard de Daillon du Lude
- 1678–1687: Hyacinthe Serroni, O.P. (first Archbishop)
- 1687–1693: Sede Vacante
- 1693–1703: Charles Le Goux de la Berchère
- 1703–1722: Henri de Nesmond
- 1722–1747: Armand-Pierre de la Croix de Castries
- 1747–1759: Dominique de La Rochefoucauld
- 1759–1764: Léopold-Charles de Choiseul-Stainville
- 1764–1794: Cardinal François-Joachim de Pierre de Bernis
- 3 April 1791: Jean-Joachim Gausserand
(Constitutional Bishop of Tarn)
- 3 April 1791: Jean-Joachim Gausserand
- 1794–1801: François de Pierre de Bernis
- 1801–1823: Sede Vacante
- 1823–1833: Charles Brault
- 1833–1842: François-Marie-Edouard de Gualy
- 1842–1864: Jean-Joseph-Marie-Eugène de Jerphanion
- 1865–1875: Jean-Paul-François-Marie-Félix Lyonnet
- 1876–1884: Etienne-Emile Ramadié
- 1884–1899: Jean-Emile Fonteneau
- 1900–1918: Eudoxe-Irénée-Edouard Mignot
- 1918–1940: Pierre-Célestin Cézerac
- 1940–1956: Jean-Joseph-Aimé Moussaron
- 1957–1961: Jean-Emmanuel Marquès
- 1961–1974: Claude Dupuy
- 1974–1985: Robert-Joseph Coffy
- 1986–1988: Joseph-Marie-Henri Rabine
- 1989–1999: Roger Lucien Meindre
- 2000–2010: Pierre-Marie Joseph Carré
- 2011–present: Jean Legrez, O.P.
- Sainte-Marthe, Gallia christiana I, Instrumenta, p. 1-3. Ritzler-Sefrin, V, p. 75 note 1.
- Sainte-Marthe, Gallia christiana I, p. 2.
- Ritzler-Sefrin, V, p. 75 note 1.
- Ritzler-Sefrin, VI, p. 73 note 1.
- Clair is a name in the Proprium diocesis Auscitanensis, a list of diocesan Mass commemorations for June 1, as he was in Bordeaux, Auch, Limoges, Perigueux, Sarlat, and Lectoure. A church was named after him. De Vic-Vaissete, Histoire de Languedoc IV, p. 383. Crozes, pp. 8-18, provides an extensive treatment of the legend, and the objections to its authenticity. For the legend, see: Daniele Papebrochius; Francois Baert; Conrad Janninck (1695). Acta Sanctorum Junii (in Latin). Tomus I. Antwerp: typographia Henrici Thieullier. pp. 7–16.
- De Vic-Vaissete, IV, p. 383, states: "Antime était disciple de S. Clair & passe pour avoir été son successeur." (Antime was a disciple of S. Clair and passes as having been his successor) He is known only from the Proprium. Crozes, p. 18 note 2, quotes their meager content. Sainte-Marthe, Gallia christiana I, p. 3.
- Diogenianus is mentioned by Gregory of Tours, Historia Francorum, Book II, 13. Duchesne, II, p. 42.
- Sabinus was present at the Council of Agde in 506. Sirmond, Jacques, ed. (1789). "Concilium Agathense". Conciliorum Galliae tam editorum quam ineditorum collectio, temporum ordine digesta, ab anno Christi 177 ad ann. 1563, cum epistolis pontificum, principum constitutionibus, et aliis ecclesiasticae rei gallicanae monimentis (in Latin). 1. Paris: P. Didot. col. 796.
- Ambrosius was represented by the Archdeacon Viventius at the Council of Orleans in 549. Sirmond, I, col. 1044. Duchesne, p. 42.
- Salvius is mentioned by Gregory of Tours, Historia Francorum, Book V, 44 and 50; VI, 29; VII, 1; VIII, 22. Duchesne, p. 43.
- Desiderius was the successor of Salvius: Gregory of Tours, VIII, 22.
- Fredemund signed the decrees of the Council of Paris in 614. Duchesne, II, p. 43, no. 7.
- Constantius was present at the Council of Clichy in 627. Duchesne, II, p. 43, no. 8.
- Duchesne, p. 43, argues that Dido is a contemporary of Pope Gregory I (590-604), and belongs before Bishop Constantius. The date of 664-667 is only the date of the manuscript in which his name is found.
- The name is known only from a list constructed by a modern scholar, N. Sabatier, president of the Parlement of Toulouse. The source is conjectural, according to Louis Duchesne, II, pp. 41-42 and 44 no. 9. Text of the list: Luc d' Achery, ed. (1666). Veterum aliquot scriptorum qui in Galliae bibliothecis, maxime Benedictinorum, latuerant, Spicilegium (in Latin). Paris: Apud C. Savreux. pp. 335–338.
- Duchesne, II, pp. 41-42 and 44.
- The name does not appear in the list supplied by Duchesne, p. 42, or in his list of authentic bishops at p. 44.
- Lupus was present at the Council of Ponthion in 876. His name may be mentioned in the catalogue list three times, by error: Duchesne, II, p. 44 no. 10.
- Eligius subscribed at the Council in villa Portu in the diocese of Nimes in 886. Duchesne, II, p. 44, no. 11. J. D. Mansi (ed.), Sacrorum Conciliorum nova et amplissima collectio editio novissima Tomus 18 (Venice: Antonio Zatta 1773), p. 45.
- Duchesne, II, p. 44, no. 12.
- Amelius was present at the Council of Bourges in 1031, and at the Council of Limoges. He participated in the dedication of the monastery of Vendôme in 1040. Saint-Marthe, Gallia christiana, I, p. 10. De Vic-Vaissete, IV, pp. 384 column 2; 653 column 2. Crozes, pp. 52-53. Gams, p. 484.
- The See of Albi was purchased for Bishop Guilelmus (Guillem), son of Bernard-Aymard, at the price of 5,000 sols for Count Pons of Toulouse, and a similar sum for Vicomte Bernard Athon of Albi and Bishop Frotarius of Nîmes. Saint-Marthe, Gallia christiana, I, pp. 10-11. Crozes, p. 53. De Vic-Vaissete, IV, pp. 384 column 2; 653 column 2.
- Frotard was excommunicated in the Council of Toulouse, 1066, for simony, and deposed by Pope Gregory VII. He had purchased the See of Albi for the value of fifteen first-class horses. Crozes, p. 54. Stephanus Baluzius, Miscellaneorum Tomus sextus, hoc est Collectio veterum monumentorum... (Paris 1713), p. 431-432. Gams, p. 484.
- Duchesne, II, p. 42. Saint-Marthe, Gallia christiana, I, p. 12.
- Saint-Marthe, Gallia christiana I, pp. 12-13.
- Humbertus is mentioned in documents of 1125, 1126 and 1127. Sainte-Marthe, Gallia christiana I, p. 13. Crozes, pp. 55-56.
- William of Dourgne was imprisoned by Vicomte Roger of Béziers in 1178, apparently in a conflict over seigneurial rights. Radosław Kotecki; Jacek Maciejewski (2014). Ecclesia et Violentia: Violence against the Church and Violence within the Church in the Middle Ages. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. pp. 35–36. ISBN 978-1-4438-7002-3. Jean Dufour, Les évêques d'Albi, de Cahors et de Rodez, des origines à la fin du XIIe siècle (Paris 1989), pp. 38-39. Crozes, pp. 58-60.
- A "Bishop Gérard" is claimed for the diocese of Albi in 1176, but the only documentary evidence (the Concilium Lumbarense) has been redated from 1165 so that his dates do not conflict with those of Bishop Guilelmus. The names of other bishops in the document do not fit the period either, and Countess Constance of Toulouse, who was separated from Count Raymond V in 1165, signed the decrees. A real bishop, Pons d'Arsac of Narbonne, confirmed the decrees of the Council of Lombers at the Council of Capestang in 1166. Sainte-Marthe, Gallia christiana I, p. 15. C.J. Hefele, Histoire des conciles (tr. Delarc) VII (Paris 1872), pp. 432-434. Crozes, pp. 58-60.
- Claude André is known from a single act of 1183: Gams, p. 484 column 2. De Vic-Vaissete, IV, p. 386.
- Guilelmus is also called Guillaume Pierre de Brens, William Peyre, Guilliame Peyre, and Guilhem Peyre. He had been Provost of the Cathedral Chapter, and was Administrator of the diocese at least from 1177, during the imprisonment of Bishop Guilelmus by Roger II Trencavel. Bishop Guilelmus Petri died on 21 May 1230, and was buried on 22 May, according to a necrology and a manuscript in the episcopal archives, quoted by D'Auriac (p. 90 note 1, p. 91 note 1.). Eugène d'Auriac, pp. 63-91. Sainte-Marthe, Gallia christiana I, Instrumenta, p. 7. Gams, p. 484. Eubel, I, p. 81.
- Eubel, I, p. 81.
- Bernard was appointed on 7 March 1275 or 1276. He was transferred to the diocese of Le Puy on 30 July 1308 by Pope Clement V. He was named a cardinal by Pope John XXII, and was promoted to the Suburbicarian See of Porto and Santa Rufina on 18 December 1316. He died on 14 August 1317. Crozes, pp. 62-74. Eubel, I, pp. 15 no. 1; 36, 81, 91.
- Pierre de la Vie, Archdeacon of Fenohelto (Narbonne), was the nephew of Cardinal Arnaud de la Vie, and grand-nephew of Pope John XXII. He was appointed Bishop of Albi on 15 June 1334. He died on 27 August 1337. Crozes, p. 82. Eubel, I, p. 81.
- Bernard de Camiet was appointed on 20 October 1337, and died on 28 November 1337. Crozes, p. 82. Eubel, I, p. 81
- He is also called Peitavin de Montesquiou, and Pectin de Montesquieu. He had previously been Bishop of Bazas (1325–1334), and then Bishop of Maguelonne (1334–1339). He was appointed Bishop of Albi on 27 January 1339, and named a cardinal by Pope Clement VI on 17 December 1350, in consequence of which he resigned the bishopric. He died on 1 February 1355. Crozes, p. 84. Eubel I, pp. 19 no. 19; 81, 320, 516.
- Bishop Arnaldus Guillelmi made his solemn entry into Albi on 10 July 1351. Sainte-Marthe, Gallia christiana I, Instrumenta p. 12.
- Dominique was appointed by Pope Clement VII on 18 May 1379. He was transferred to the diocese of Saint-Pons-de-Thomères on 30 May 1382. Crozes, p. 87. Eubel, I, p. 81, 406.
- Jean de Saie had previously been Bishop of Lombès (1362–1363), Bishop of Dax (1363–1375), and then Bishop of Agen (1375–1382). He was appointed Bishop of Albi on 30 May 1382 by Pope Clement VII. Crozes, p. 86. Eubel, I, p. 77, 81, 97, 310.
- Dominique of Florence was transferred back to Albi from Saint-Pons by Pope Clement VII on 24 October 1392, following the death of Guillaume de la Voulte. He took part in the Council of Pisa in 1409. He was transferred to the diocese of Toulouse on 5 September 1410. Dominique died on 17 March 1422. Crozes, p. 87. Eubel, I, pp. 81, 406, 488.
- Louis d'Amboise was the brother of Cardinal Georges d'Amboise. He was granted his bulls of consecration and installation on 24 January 1474. He was responsible for the construction of the choir of the Cathedral of Saint Cecilia. In 1498 he was appointed to the commission that investigated the legality of the marriage of King Louis XII and Jeanne de Valois. He wrote his Testament in 1481 and died in Lyon on 1 July 1503. Sainte-Marthe, Gallia christiana I, pp. 33-35. Crozes, pp. 106-111. Eubel, II, p. 84.
- On 22 May 1497, with the consent of Louis d'Amboise the Elder and the Chapter of Albi, Louis d'Amboise the younger (House of Amboise) was granted the right of succession upon the resignation or decease of his uncle. He succeeded on 1 July 1503, and resigned the diocese in September 1510. He was created a cardinal on 18 December 1506, and named Cardinal Priest of SS. Pietro e Marcellino on 11 January 1510. He died in 1517. Crozes, pp. 111-112. Eubel, II, p. 84 with note 3; III, p. 11 no. 16; 101 with note 2.
- Cardinal de Britto was appointed Administrator of the diocese of Albi on 30 September 1510. He died on 9 November 1513. Eubel, III, p. 101.
- Charles de Robertet was appointed on 14 March 1515. He resigned in favor of Jacques de Robertet on 25 May 1515. Crozes, pp. 112-114. Eubel, III, p. 101.
- Jean-Jacques was the brother of Charles Robertet. He was appointed on 25 May 1515. He took possession on 27 November 1517. Crozes, pp. 114-115. Eubel, III, p. 101.
- Cardinal Adrien de Boissy died on 24 July 1523. Crozes, pp. 115-116. Eubel, III, p. 14, 101.
- Aymar Gouffier de Boissy was the brother of Cardinal Adrien de Boissy. He was elected by the Chapter, despite the terms of the Concordat of Bologna, which gave the right of nomination to the King of France. Francis I later gave his assent, on 1 August 1523. He took possession of the See by proxy on 19 June 1524, and in person on 10 November 1527. He died on 9 October 1528. Sainte-Marthe, Gallia christiana I, pp. 37-38. Eubel, III, p. 101.
- Duprat was never consecrated a bishop. He was therefore only Administrator of the diocese of Albi. He was preconised by Pope Clement VII on 23 December 1528. He died on 9 July 1535. Sainte-Marthe, Gallia christiana I, p. 38. Crozes, pp. 116-118. Eubel, III, p. 101.
- The Cardinal de Lorraine died on 10 May 1550. Crozes, p. 118-119. Eubel, III, p. 101.
- The future Cardinal de Guise was transferred to the diocese of Albi from Troyes, where he was only Bishop-elect and Administrator, since he was well below the minimum age for consecration as a bishop. He was only 22 when appointed to Albi. He resigned the diocese of Albi before 9 May 1561. He was finally consecrated a bishop on 1 April 1571. Eubel, III, p. 101, 317.
- Eubel, III, p. 101.
- Bishop Filippo was a Florentine, and a Doctor in utroque iure (Civil Law and Canon Law) from the University of Avignon. He was the nephew of Archbishop Lorenzo Strozzi. He had been Abbot Commendatory of Saint-Victor-de-Marseille before being appointed Archbishop by King Charles IX and approved by Pope Pius IV. Denis de Sainte-Marthe, Gallia christiana I (Paris 1716), p. 39. Eubel, III, p. 101.
- Bishop Alfonso's father was a Florentine, del Bene, who had migrated to Lyon. He was nominated by King Henri III in August 1588, and was approved by Pope Sixtus V on 25 September 1589, by which time King Henri was dead at the hand of an assassin. Gallia christiana, I, pp. 39-40. Eubel, III, p. 101.
- Gallia christiana, I, p. 40. Gauchat, IV, p. 75.
- Gallia christiana, I, p. 40. Gauchat, IV, p. 75.
- Born in Rome, Serroni was a protege of Michel Mazarin, O.P., the Cardinal's brother. He had previously been Bishop of Mende. He was nominated by King Louis XIV on 26 August 1676, and approved by Pope Innocent XI on 3 October 1678, becoming the first Archbishop. He took possession on 22 February 1679. In 1682 he took part in the Assembly of the French Clergy. He died in Paris on 7 January 1687. Jean, p. 2. Ritzler, V, p. 75 with note 2.
- Because of the Four Gallican Articles, Pope Innocent XI and Pope Alexander VIII refused to preconise any of the episcopal nominations of Louis XIV.
- Le Goux had previously been Bishop of Lavaur (1677–1692). He was nominated to the diocese of Albi by Louis XIV on 31 January 1687, but the King's quarrel with the Papacy over the Four Articles of 1682 postponed the granting of the bulls of transfer and appointment to Albi until 12 October 1693. Le Goux nonetheless enjoyed the temporal Administration of the diocese from 1687 to 1693. He was transferred to Narbonne on 12 November 1703. Jean, pp. 2-3. Crozes, pp. 133-137. Ritzler, V, p. 75 with note 3; p. 406 with note 5.
- Nesmond was born in the diocese of Bordeaux, and was Doctor in theology (Paris). He had previously been Bishop of Montaubon (1692–1703), and was transferred to Albi on 12 November 1703. He became a member of the Académie Française in 1710. He was transferred to Toulouse on 14 January 1722, where he died on 26 May 1727. Jean, p. 3. Ritzler, V, p. 75, with note 4; p. 273; p. 378.
- De Castries, a native of Montpellier, was the second son of René Gaspard, Marquis de Castries and Isabelle Bonzi, the sister of Cardinal Bonzi of Narbonne. He was a Doctor of theology (Paris), and became Archdeacon of Narbonne, thanks to the patronage of his uncle. He was Aumonier of the Dauphine and Grand Aumonier of the Duchesse de Berry. He had been named Bishop of Tours (1719–1723) in 1717, but did not receive his bulls until 1719, due to problems with his Jansenism. He was finally consecrated on 29 October 1719, but he was named Archbishop of Albi on 5 November 1719. He again suffered delays, and did not take possession of the temporalities of the diocese of Albi until 14 January 1722; his bulls were issued on 22 September 1722. He died at Albi on 15 April 1747. Jean, pp. 3 and 423. Ritzler, V, p. 75, with note 5; p. 395 with note 6.
- Rochefoucauld the nephew of Cardinal Frédéric-Jérome de la Rochefoucauld, who named him Vicar General of Bourges. He was nominated by King Louis XV on 1 May 1747, and preconised (approved) by Pope Benedict XIV on 29 May 1747. He was consecrated a bishop on 20 June 1747 by Bishop Gabriel-Florent de Choiseul of Mende. He was transferred to the diocese of Rouen on 2 June 1759. He was created a cardinal on 1 June 1778; his red biretta was sent to him, but he never visited Rome and never obtained a titular church. He died in exile from the French Revolution on 23 September 1800 in Münster. Jean, p. 3. Ritzler, VI, p. 32, with notes 50 and 51; p. 73, with note 2; p. 359 with note 3.
- Choiseul had previously been Bishop of Évreux. He was transferred to Albi on 28 May 1759, thanks to the influence of his brother, the minister of Louis XV. He was transferred to the diocese of Cambrai on 9 July 1764. Jean, p. 4. Julien Loth (1893). Histoire du cardinal de la Rochefoucauld et du diocèse de Rouen pendant la Révolution (in French). Evreux: l'Eure. pp. 13–20. Ritzler, VI, p. 73, with note 3; 143 with note 2.
- Bernis was created a cardinal by Pope Clement XIII on 2 October 1758, and assigned the titular church of San Silvestro in Capite on 26 June 1769. He was immediately named French Ambassador to the Holy See, and resided in Rome from 1769 to November 1791. Jean, p. 4. Ritzler, VI, p. 73, with note 4; p. 20, with notes 12 and 13.
- Pisani, pp. 403-407.
- Nephew of the Cardinal, François de Bernis was consecrated a bishop in Rome by Pope Pius VI on 30 December 1781, and appointed titular bishop of Apollonia and auxiliary bishop of his uncle in Albi. He was then named Coadjutor Archbishop with the right of succession on 14 July 1784, and given the title Archbishop of Damascus. He succeeded his uncle on his death in 1794, and like all the other bishops in France was dismissed by Pope Pius VII in 1801. He was Administrator of Lyon from 1817 to 1819, and became Archbishop of Rouen on 27 September 1819. Bernis died in 1823. Jean, p. 4. Gams, p. 483.
- Brault was previously Bishop of Bayeux, 1802-1806. He attended the National Council in Paris in 1811, under the Emperor Bonaparte. He was designated Archbishop of Albi in 1817, but the appointment was never approved in Rome, due to disagreements between the French government and the Papacy over a new concordat, and therefore he remained at Bayeux. In 1819 he was offered the Archbishopric of Rouen, but he declined. In 1823 he was again offered Albi, and he was preconised on 26 February 1823. He died on 25 February 1833. Gams, p. 483. L'Ami de la religion et du roi: journal ecclésiastique, politique et littéraire (in French). Tome 75. Paris: A. Le Clère. 1833. pp. 263–264. Blot, Thierry (1989). La reconstruction concordataire dans le diocèse de Bayeux sous l'épiscopat de Monseigneur Charles Brault (1802-1823). thèse soutenue à l'Université de Caen en 1989 sous la direction de Maurice Quenet. Abbé Puesch, in: Société bibliographique (France) (1907), L'épiscopat français..., pp. 25-26.
- Gualy had been Grand Vicar of Chartres from 1824. He was nominated Bishop of Saint-Flour on 8 July 1829, and preconised on 28 September 1829. He was consecrated bishop by his uncle Joseph-Julien Gualy, the Bishop of Carcassone, on 30 November 1829. On 18 March 1833 he was nominated Archbishop of Albi, and was transferred to Albi from Saint-Flour on 30 September 1833 by Pope Gregory XVI. He died on 16 June 1842. Abbé Puesch, in: Société bibliographique (France) (1907), L'épiscopat français..., p. 26.
- Jerphanion died on 22 November 1864. n.a. (1865). Notice sur Mgr. de Jerphanion, archevêque d'Albi (in French). Castres: V.-J. Abeilhou. Crozes, pp. 268-275. Abbé Puesch, in: Société bibliographique (France) (1907), L'épiscopat français..., p. 27/
- Lyonnet had been Bishop of Saint-Flour (from 1852), then Bishop of Valence in 1857. He was nominated Archbishop of Albi by the French government on 4 December 1864, and transferred to Albi by Pope Pius IX on 29 March 1865. He died on 24 December 1875. Crozes, pp. 276-290. Abbé Puesch, in: Société bibliographique (France) (1907), L'épiscopat français..., pp. 27-28.
- Ramadié had previously been Bishop of Perpignan (1865–1876). He was nominated Archbishop of Albi by President MacMahon on 17 January 1876, and preconised by Pope Pius IX on 26 June 1876. Gérard Cholvy, "Gallicans et ultramontains. Mgr. Ramadié succeseur de Mgr. Gerbet à Perpignan," in: Jean-Dominique Durand; Régis Ladous (1992). Histoire religieuse: histoire globale, histoire ouverte : mélanges offerts à Jacques Gadille (in French). Paris: Editions Beauchesne. pp. 301–316. ISBN 978-2-7010-1245-2. Crozes, pp. 290-291. Abbé Puesch, in: Société bibliographique (France) (1907), L'épiscopat français..., pp. 28-29/
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- Mingot had been Vicar General of Soissons. He was named Bishop of Fréjus on 6 June 1890, and was preconised by Pope Leo XIII on 26 June. He was named Archbishop of Albi on 7 September 1900, and preconised on 14 September. He took possession of the diocese in person on 21 February 1901. Joseph Hyacinthe Albanés; Ulysse Chevalier (1899). Gallia christiana novissima: Aix, Apt, Fréjus, Gap, Riez et Sisteron (in French). Montbéliard: Société anonyme d'imprimerie montbéliardaise. pp. 425–426. Abbé Puesch, in: Société bibliographique (France) (1907), L'épiscopat français..., p. 30.
- Coffey had previously been Bishop of Gap (1967–1974). He was transferred to the diocese of Marseille on 13 April 1985, and was named a cardinal on 28 June 1991. He died on 15 July 1995.
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