Hubert Coppenrath

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His Excellency
Hubert Coppenrath
Archbishop Emeritus of Papeete
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Installed 4 June 1999
Term ended 31 March 2011
Predecessor Michel-Gaspard Coppenrath
Successor N/A
Ordination 27 June 1957
Consecration 21 February 1998
by Michel-Gaspard Coppenrath
Rank Archbishop
Personal details
Birth name Hubert Coppenrath
Born (1930-10-18) 18 October 1930 (age 84)
French PolynesiaPapeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia

Archbishop Hubert Coppenrath (born 18 October 1930, in Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia) is the emeritus Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Papeete.[1][2]


Coppenrath was ordained as a Roman Catholic priest on 27 June 1957, in Tahiti. He was formally ordained as the Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Papeete on 4 June 1999 after appointment by Pope John Paul II. He succeeded his own brother, Michel-Gaspard Coppenrath, as Archbishop. The appointment of Coppenrath, a brother of the previous Archbishop, is a rare occurrence within the Catholic Church.[3][4]

On 31 March 2011 Pope Benedict XVI accepted the resignation of Coppenrath from the pastoral care of the archdiocese having reached the age limit.


  1. ^ "Thousands Pay Last Respects To Archbishop Coppenrath". Tahitipresse (Pacific Magazine). 2008-08-19. Retrieved 2008-08-26. 
  2. ^ "Huge Crowd Needs Giant TV To See Funeral For Archbishop Coppenrath". Tahitipresse (Pacific Magazine). 2008-08-20. Retrieved 2008-08-26. 
  3. ^ "Papeete's Catholic archbishop emeritus dies at 84 of ruptured aneurysm". Tahitipresse. 2008-08-17. Retrieved 2008-08-26. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Archbishop Emeritus Coppenrath Dies In Papeete". Tahitipresse (Pacific Magazine). 2008-08-18. Retrieved 2008-08-22. 

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