Jean Marcel Honoré

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His Eminence
Jean Marcel Honoré
Cardinal, Archbishop emeritus of Tours
Archdiocese Tours
See Tours
Appointed 13 August 1981
Term ended 22 July 1997
Predecessor Louis Henri Marie Ferrand
Successor Michel Paul Marie Moutel
Other posts Cardinal-Priest of Santa Maria della Salute a Primavalle
Ordination 29 June 1943
Consecration 17 December 1972
by Paul Joseph Marie Gouyon
Created Cardinal 21 February 2001
Rank Cardinal-Priest
Personal details
Birth name Jean Marcel Honoré
Born (1920-08-13)13 August 1920
Saint-Brice-en-Coglès, France
Died 28 February 2013(2013-02-28) (aged 92)
Nationality French
Denomination Roman Catholic
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Jean Marcel Honoré (About this sound pronunciation ) (13 August 1920 – 28 February 2013) was a Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church and a former Archbishop of Tours.[1] He was born in Saint-Brice-en-Coglès.

He was ordained on 29 June 1943 after studying at the seminary in Rennes, and from 1958 to 1964 was secretary general of the National Commission for Religious Education and director of the National Centre of Religious Teaching. He was made Bishop of Évreux in 1972 and Archbishop of Tours in 1981. Honoré was known as a specialist in the works of Cardinal Newman.

Honoré retired as Archbishop of Tours in 1997 at the age of 76. Honoré was created cardinal by Pope John Paul II in 2001. Honoré died on 28 February 2013.[2] On hearing the news, Pope Benedict XVI sent a telegram to Bernard-Nicolas Aubertin and asked the Lord to "welcome this pastor who has served the Church with devotion in Catholic education and catechesis into His peace and His true light."[3]


  1. ^ Jean Marcel Cardinal Honoré,
  2. ^ "French Cardinal Honoré dead at 92". 28 February 2013. Retrieved 10 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Telegram on the Death of Cardinal Honore". NEWS.VA. 28 February 2013. Retrieved 10 March 2013.