Claude Dagens

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Claude Dagens
Born (1940-05-20) 20 May 1940 (age 77)
Bordeaux, France
Alma mater École Normale Supérieure
Occupation Bishop
Known for Member of the Académie française

Claude Jean Pierre Dagens (French pronunciation: ​[klod ʒɑ̃ pjɛʁ daʒɑ̃]; born 20 May 1940 in Bordeaux, Gironde) is a French prelate of the Roman Catholic Church, serving as bishop of Angoulême.

Previously the auxiliary bishop of the diocese of Poitiers from 1999 to 2005, he is a specialist in Catholic doctrine, and was elected the twentieth member to occupy seat 1 of the Académie française April 2008. He has written abundantly about the role of the Church in French society and its relationship with secularism.

Because of his dialogue with members of Freemasonry, he has provoked the irritation of some Traditionalist Catholics (see Catholicism and Freemasonry).[1]

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