Placide Louis Chapelle

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Archbishop Placide Chapelle (standing, left) and Archbishop Jean-Baptiste Salpointe, circa 1891
Ordination history of
Placide Louis Chapelle
History
Episcopal consecration
Consecrated byJames Gibbons (Baltimore)
DateNovember 1, 1891
Episcopal succession
Bishops consecrated by Placide Louis Chapelle as principal consecrator
Gustave Augustin RouxelApril 9, 1899
Francisco de Paula Barnada y AguilarJuly 2, 1899
James Blenk, S.M.July 2, 1899
Pedro Ladislao González y EstradaOctober 28, 1903
Braulio Orúe y VivancoOctober 28, 1903
Bonaventure BroderickOctober 28, 1903
Antonio Aurelio Torres y Sanz, O.C.D.May 22, 1904
Cornelius Van de VenNovember 30, 1904

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 a priest in June 1865. He was appointed Coadjuter Bishop of Santa Fe, and ordained a bishop at the Baltimore Cathedral on November 1, 1888. He was consecrated by Cardinal James Gibbons. In 1894 he became the ordinary of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe. He was 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.

External links[edit]

  • Wikisource-logo.svg Herbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "Placide-Louis Chapelle" . Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company.
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.