Auguste-René-Marie Dubourg

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Auguste-René-Marie Dubourg.
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Auguste-René-Marie Dubourg (30 September 1842—22 September 1921) was a French Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as Archbishop of Rennes from 1906 until his death, and was elevated to the cardinalate in 1916.

Biography[edit]

Auguste Dubourg was born in Loguivy-Plougras, and studied at the seminary in Saint-Brieuc before being ordained to the priesthood on 22 December 1866. He then taught at the Minor Seminary of Saint-Brieuc, and served as secretary of the episcopal curia, vicar general, and vicar capitular of Saint-Brieuc.

On 19 January 1893, Dubourg was appointed Bishop of Moulins by Pope Leo XIII. He received his episcopal consecration on the following 16 April from Bishop Pierre-Marie-Frédéric Fallières, with Bishops François-Marie Trégaro and Etienne-Marie Potron, OFM, serving as co-consecrators, in Saint-Brieuc Cathedral.

Dubourg was later promoted to Archbishop of Rennes on 6 August 1906. Pope Benedict XV created him Cardinal Priest of S. Balbina in the consistory of 4 December 1916.

The Cardinal died in Rennes, at age 79. He is buried in the metropolitan cathedral of Rennes.

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Pierre-Simon-Louis-Marie de Dreux-Brézé
Bishop of Moulins
1893–1906
Succeeded by
Emile-Louis-Cornil Lobbedey
Preceded by
Guillaume-Marie-Joseph Labouré
Archbishop of Rennes
1906–1921
Succeeded by
Alexis-Armand Charost