Diocese of the French Armed Forces

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Diocese of the French Armed Forces

Diocèse aux Armées Françaises
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Location
Country France
Information
DenominationRoman Catholic
RiteLatin Rite
Established26 July 1952 (67 years ago)
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopAntoine de Romanet

The Diocese of the French Armed Forces (French: Diocèse aux Armées Françaises) is a military ordinariate of the Roman Catholic Church. Immediately subject to the Holy See, it provides pastoral care to Roman Catholics serving in the French Armed Forces and their families.

History[edit]

Church of Saint-Louis-des-Invalides in Paris

The post of military bishop was created in 1949, and a military vicariate was established on 26 July 1952. It was elevated to a military ordinariate on 21 July 1986. The Episcopal seat is located at the Church of Saint-Louis-des-Invalides (L'Église Saint-Louis-des-Invalides) in Paris, France.

Office holders[edit]

Luc Ravel was bishop of the diocese from 2009 to 2017

Military bishops[edit]

  • Maurice Feltin (appointed 29 October 1949 – became military vicar 26 July 1952)

Military vicars[edit]

Military ordinaries[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 48°51′21″N 2°18′45″E / 48.8559°N 2.3126°E / 48.8559; 2.3126