Jacques-Paul Martin

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Jacques-Paul Martin was born on 26 August 1908 in Amiens, France. He was a French cardinal.[1]

Education and progression through the Church[edit]

Martin received his education at the University of Strasbourg, where he obtained a licentiate in Letters. He also attended the Pontifical Gregorian University from 1929 to 1936, where he earned a Doctorate in Theology; this followed his thesis "Le Louis XIV des Charteaux, Dom Innocent Le Masson", i.e. "The Carthusian Louis XIV, Dom Innocent Le Masson". He then attended the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy in Rome between 1936 and 1938 and the Pontifical Lateran University, where he attained a Doctorate in Canon Law.[2]

On 5 January 1964, Martin was elected titular bishop of Neapoli di Palestina and received episcopal consecration.

Martin was then given the title of Prefect of the Papal Household on 9 April 1969; he was promoted to the personal Title of Archbishop and given the position of Prefect Emeritus on 18 December 1986.


Martin died in the Vatican City on 27 September 1992, following a severe heart attack at the age of 84. He was buried in the Chapel of the Canons of St. Peter's Basilica (inside the Campo Verano Cemetery of Rome), but was later transported to the Riconciliazione Chapel inside the basilica of Sacro Cuore di Cristo Re (in Rome, 2 December 1997).

  1. ^ "Jacques-Paul Cardinal Martin †". Catholic Hierarchy. Retrieved 19 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Cardinal Jacques – Paul Martin". Find A Grave. Retrieved 19 October 2012.