Roman Catholic Diocese of Luçon

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Diocese of Luçon
Dioecesis Lucionensis
Diocèse de Luçon
Lucon Vendée.JPG
Coat of arms of the Diocese of Luçon
Coat of arms
Location
Country  France
Ecclesiastical province Rennes
Metropolitan Archdiocese of Rennes, Dol, and Saint-Malo
Statistics
Area 7,015 km2 (2,709 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
539,664
505,000 (93.6%)
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Sui iuris church Latin Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 16 August 1317
Cathedral Cathedral of Notre Dame in Luçon
Patron saint Assumption of Mary
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Alain Castet
Metropolitan Archbishop Pierre d'Ornellas
Website
Website of the Diocese

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Luçon (Latin: Dioecesis Lucionensis; French: Diocèse de Luçon) is a diocese of the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic Church in France. Its see is Luçon Cathedral, in the commune of Luçon. The diocese comprises the department of Vendée.

History[edit]

It was suppressed by the Concordat of 1801 and annexed to the Diocese of La Rochelle; however, its re-establishment was urged in the Concordat of 11 June 1817 and came into effect in 1821. The Diocese of Luçon then comprised the territory of the ancient diocese (minus a few parishes incorporated in the Diocese of Nantes) and almost all the former Diocese of Maillezais. The current bishop is Alain Castet, appointed on April 14, 2008

The monastery of Luçon was founded in 682 by Ansoald, Bishop of Poitiers, who placed it under the government of St. Philbert (616-684). The latter, being expelled from Jumièges, established the monastery of the Black Benedictines on the Isle of Her (Noirmoutiers), of which Luçon was at first a dependency, probably as a priory. The list of the abbots of Luçon begins about the middle of the eleventh century.

Bishops[edit]

In 1317 Pope John XXII erected the Bishopric of Luçon and among the occupants of the see were:

  • 1317–1334: Petrus (or Pierre) I. de La Veyrie
  • 1334–1353: Renaud de Thouars
  • 1354: Johannes I.
  • 1354: Gualterus
  • 1357: Guido
  • 1373: Elias I.
  • 1373–1387: Guillaume I. de La Rochefoucauld
  • 1388: Etienne Loypelli
  • 1409–1418: Paillard
  • 1421–1427: Elias II. Martinelli
  • 1427–1431: Guillaume II. de Goyon
  • 1441: Johannes II. Fleury
  • ?–1451: Nicolas Coeur, brother of the financier Jacques Cœur
  • ?–1462: André de La Roche
  • ?–1490: Nicolas II. Boutault
  • 1491–1494: Mathurin de Dercé
  • 1496–1514: Pierre II. de Sacierges
  • 1517–1523: Ladislaus
  • 1523-1524: Jean de Lorraine-Guise
  • 1524–1527: Cardinal Louis de Bourbon
  • 1527–1541: Milon d'Illiers
  • 1553–1562: René I. de Daillon du Lude
  • 1562–1573: Jean-Baptiste Tiercelin
  • 1578–?: René II. de Salla
  • Jacques Duplessis-Richelieu
  • 1595–1600: François I. Yver
  • 1605: Alphonse-Louis du Plessis de Richelieu
  • 1607 to 29 April 1624: Armand-Jean Cardinal du Plessis de Richelieu
  • 1624–?: Aimeric de Bragelone
  • 1637–1661: Pierre III. Nivelle
  • 1661-1671 Nicolas Colbert, (8 Feb 1661 Appointed - 16 Jul 1671 Appointed, Bishop of Auxerre), brother of the minister Jean-Baptiste Colbert
  • 1671–1699: Henri de Barillon (22 Nov 1671 Appointed - 6 May 1699 Died)
  • 1699–1723: Jean-François de l'Escure de Valderil, Jean-François de Valderies de Lescure † (6 Jun 1699 Appointed - 23 May 1723 Died)
  • 1723–1736: Michel-Roger de Bussin–Rabutin
  • 1738–1758: Samuel-Guillaume de Verthamon de Chavagnac
  • 1759–1775: Claude-Jacquemet Gautier
  • 1775–1801: Marie-Charles-Isidore de Mercy, (17 Nov 1775 Appointed - 24 Oct 1801 Resigned), who emigrated during the Revolution and known for his instructions sent to his priests
  • René-François Soyer † (14 Nov 1817 Appointed - 5 May 1845 Died), assumed various disguises and during the Revolution exercised his ecclesiastical functions in the suburbs of Poitiers.
  • Jacques-Marie-Joseph Baillès † (15 Aug 1845 Appointed - 21 Feb 1856 Resigned)
  • François-Augustin Delamare † (5 Mar 1856 Appointed - 20 Feb 1861 Appointed, Archbishop of Auch)
  • Charles-Théodore Colet † (5 Jun 1861 Appointed - 25 Nov 1874 Appointed, Archbishop of Tours)
  • Jules François Lecoq † (11 Jan 1875 Appointed - 30 Jul 1877 Appointed, Bishop of Nantes)
  • Clovis-Nicolas-Joseph Catteau † (21 Aug 1877 Appointed - 28 Nov 1915 Died)
  • Gustave-Lazare Garnier † (27 May 1916 Appointed - 30 Jan 1940 Died)
  • Antoine-Marie Cazaux † (11 Oct 1941 Appointed - 4 Jul 1967 Resigned)
  • Charles-Auguste-Marie Paty † (4 Jul 1967 Succeeded - 25 Mar 1991 Retired)
  • François Charles Garnier (25 Mar 1991 Succeeded - 7 Dec 2000 Appointed, Archbishop of Cambrai)
  • Michel Léon Émile Santier (19 Jun 2001 Appointed - 4 Sep 2007 Appointed, Bishop of Créteil)
  • Alain Castet (14 Apr 2008 Appointed - )

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 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainHerbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "Luçon". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton. 

Coordinates: 46°27′15″N 1°10′07″W / 46.45417°N 1.16861°W / 46.45417; -1.16861