Diocese of the French Armed Forces

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Diocese of the French Armed Forces

Diocèse aux Armées Françaises
DenominationCatholic Church
Sui iuris churchLatin Church
RiteRoman Rite
Established26 July 1952 (70 years ago)
Current leadership
BishopAntoine de Romanet

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


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 cathedra is located at the Church of Saint-Louis-des-Invalides (L'Église Saint-Louis-des-Invalides) in Paris, France.[citation needed]

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]


External links[edit]

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