Placide Louis Chapelle

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Archbishop Placide Chapelle (standing, left) and Archbishop Jean-Baptiste Salpointe, circa 1891

Archbishop Placide Louise Chapelle (August 28, 1842, Fraissinet-de-Lozère, Lozère, France – August 9, 1905, New Orleans, United States) was a French-American Roman Catholic archbishop.

Biography[edit]

Chapelle was ordained in June 1865, appointed to the Archdiocese of Santa Fe from 1894, and appointed by Leo XIII to the Archdiocese of New Orleans concurrently from December 1897. The following year he became apostolic delegate in Cuba and Puerto Rico and the extraordinary envoy in the Philippines.[1]

Chapelle's mission in the Philippines was particularly difficult due to the Spanish–American War. His knowledge of English, Spanish and French, and his excellent knowledge of the American constitution, allowed him to render great service to the Holy See. He perished of yellow fever.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gerardo Alberto Hernández-Aponte, La Iglesia Católica en Puerto Rico ante la invasión de Estados Unidos de América. Lucha, sobrevivencia y estabilización: (1898–1921). Segunda edición, San Juan, Puerto Rico: Academia Puertorriqueña de la Historia y Decanato de Estudios Graduados e Investigación (DEGI) de la Universidad de Puerto Rico, Recinto de Río Piedras, 2013, pp. 189–190.

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Jean-Baptiste Salpointe
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Santa Fe.svg
Archbishop of Santa Fe

1894–1897
Succeeded by
Peter Bourgade
Preceded by
Francis Janssens
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans.svg
Archbishop of New Orleans

1897–1905
Succeeded by
James Blenk, S.M.