Jean-Félix-Albert-Marie Vilnet

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His Excellency

Jean-Félix-Albert-Marie Vilnet
Bishop of Lille
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ChurchRoman Catholic Church
SeeDiocese of Lille
In office1983 - 1998
PredecessorAdrien-Edmond-Maurice Gand
SuccessorGérard Denis Auguste Defois
Ordination22 October 1944
Consecration13 December 1964
Personal details
Born(1922-04-08)8 April 1922
Chaumont, France
Died23 January 2013(2013-01-23) (aged 90)
Previous postPrelate

Jean-Félix-Albert-Marie Vilnet (8 April 1922 – 23 January 2013) was a French prelate of the Roman Catholic Church.

Vilnet was born in Chaumont and was ordained a priest on 22 October 1944. Vilnet was appointed bishop of the Diocese of Saint-Dié on 24 September 1964 and consecrated on 13 December 1964.

On 16 June 1968, Bishop Vilnet was involved in a serious automobile accident with another vehicle driven by future American presidential candidate Mitt Romney.[1]

Vilnet was appointed to the Diocese of Lille on 13 August 1983 and remained there until his retirement on 2 July 1998.

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