|Archivist and Librarian Emeritus of the Holy Roman Church|
|Appointed||26 June 2012|
|Term ended||1 September 2018|
|Successor||José Tolentino Mendonça|
|Other posts||Secretary of the Congregation for Catholic Education|
Bishop of Angers
|Ordination||22 June 1975|
|Consecration||30 April 2000|
by Pierre Eyt
|Born||22 November 1943|
Bagnères de Bigorre, France
|Motto||Latin: Gloria tua sapientia mea|
|Reference style||The Most Reverend|
|Spoken style||Your Excellency|
Bruguès was born at Bagnères de Bigorre, in the diocese of Tarbes and Lourdes. He studied at the Faculty of Law of Montpellier (1960-1963) and the Faculty of Arts of Madrid (1963-1964), graduating with Law and Economics degrees. He graduated from the School of Political Science in 1966 with a degree in Political Science. He was selected for the entrance exam to the elite École nationale d'administration, but instead completed a doctorate in theology.
He entered the Dominicans as a novice in Lille (1968-1969). He made his first religious profession on 29 September 1969 and took his solemn vows as a Dominican in 1972. He was ordained a priest on 22 June 1975 in Toulouse.
Bruguès served as prior of the Dominican priories of Toulouse and Bordeaux, and later provincial of the Province of Toulouse. He was also professor of fundamental moral theology at the Catholic Institute of Toulouse and then taught the same subject at the University of Fribourg, where he held the chair in fundamental moral theology from 1997 to 2000.
He was a member of the International Theological Commission from 1986 to 2002 and a member of the National Ethics Consultative Committee of France from 1998 to 2000. He was invited by Jean-Marie Lustiger to preach at the Lenten conferences held at Notre-Dame Cathedral in 1995, 1996, and 1997.
On 20 March 2000, Bruguès was appointed Bishop of Angers by Pope John Paul II. He received his episcopal consecration on the following 30 April from Cardinal Pierre Eyt, with Bishop Jean Orchampt and Archbishop François Saint-Macary serving as co-consecrators.
On 26 June 2012, Pope Benedict XVI appointed him the Archivist and Librarian of the Holy Roman Church. In March 2014 he announced that the Vatican Library was digitizing approximately 3000 handwritten manuscripts and considering extending the project to cover all its holdings.
Bruguès served as President of the Organizing Committee of the Vatican Foundation Joseph Ratzinger - Benedict XVI for the Symposium on "The Gospels: History and Christology - Research of Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, Pope Benedict XVI", which was held at the Pontifical Lateran University on 24–26 October 2013.
- Dictionnaire de morale catholique, CLD, 1991 révisé en 1996 ISBN 2-85443-320-3
- Précis de théologie morale générale, Mame, 1995 (volume 1), 2002 (volume 2)
- L’Éternité si proche. Conférence du Carême 1995 à Notre-Dame de Paris, Cerf, 1995 ISBN 2-204-05222-1
- Les Idées heureuses, vertus chrétiennes pour ce temps. Conférence du Carême 1996 à Notre-Dame de Paris, Cerf, 1996 ISBN 2-204-05456-9
- Des combats de lumière. Conférence du Carême 1997 à Notre-Dame de Paris, Cerf, 1997 ISBN 2-204-05682-0
- Guy Bedouelle, Jean-Louis Bruguès, Philippe Becquart (May 2006). L'Eglise et la sexualité: Repères historiques et regards actuels. Histoire du christianisme. Millau: CERF. p. 263. ISBN 2-204-08060-8.
- Chemin faisant. Entretiens spirituels, Cerf, 2016
- "French Bishop Named to Education Congregation". Zenit. 11 November 2007. Retrieved 8 July 2017.
- "Cardinal Levada Named to Latin America Commission". Zenit. 8 October 2009. Retrieved 8 July 2017.
- "Two Named to Doctrinal Congregation". Zenit. 19 November 2009. Retrieved 8 July 2017.
- "Mons. Bruguès nuovo archivista e bibliotecario di Santa Romana Chiesa. Mons. Di Noia vicepresidente Commissione Ecclesia Dei". Vatican Radio (in Italian). 26 June 2012. Retrieved 30 May 2017.
- "Vatican library will digitize its archives and put them online". Reuters. 20 March 2014. Retrieved 30 May 2017.
- "Anglican Chosen for This Year's Ratzinger Prize". Zenit. 21 June 2013. Retrieved 8 July 2017.
- "Secolarismo e sacerdozio", remarks to the annual assembly of rectors of pontifical seminaries, 3 June 2009
|Catholic Church titles|
| Bishop of Angers
| Secretary of the Congregation for Catholic Education
Angelo Vincenzo Zani
| Librarian of the Holy Roman Church
26 June 2012 – 1 September 2018
Jose Tolentino Calaça de Mendonça
| Archivist of the Vatican Secret Archives|
26 June 2012 – 1 September 2018