|Archbishop of Reims|
The cardinal in 1930.
|Church||Roman Catholic Church|
|Appointed||21 February 1906|
|Installed||6 April 1906|
|Term ended||28 May 1930|
|Successor||Emmanuel Célestin Suhard|
|Other posts||Cardinal-Priest of Santa Maria Nuova (1907-30)|
|Ordination||23 December 1865|
|Consecration||8 February 1888|
by Charles-Emile Freppel
|Created cardinal||16 December 1907|
by Pope Pius X
|Birth name||Louis-Henri-Joseph Luçon|
|Born||28 October 1842|
Maulévrier, French Kingdom
|Died||28 May 1930 (aged 87)|
Reims, French Third Republic
|Previous post||Bishop of Belley (1888-1906)|
|Motto||In fide et lenitate|
|Coat of arms|
|Reference style||His Eminence|
|Spoken style||Your Eminence|
He was ordained on 23 December 1865 in Angers. After his ordination he served as the vicar in the parish of Saint-Lambert, Angers and was chaplain of the church of San Luigi dei Francesi in Rome from 1873 until 1875. He was then moved to pastoral work in the diocese of Angers from 1875 until 1887.
He was created Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria Nuova by Pope Pius X in the consistory of 16 December 1907. As a cardinal elector, he participated in the conclaves of 1914 that elected Pope Benedict XV and of 1922 that elected Pope Pius XI. During World War I he symbolised the victims of the German attack when, in spite of the destruction of his cathedral, he remained in Reims until April 1918. He died in 1930.
- Yann Harlaut, « L'incendie de la cathédrale de Reims, 19 septembre 1914. Fait imagé… Fait imaginé… », in Ouvrage collectif, Mythes et réalités de la cathédrale de Reims de 1825 à 1975, 2001, Somogy, p. 70-79.
|Catholic Church titles|
| Archbishop of Reims
21 February 1906 – 28 May 1930
Emmanuel Célestin Suhard