Roman Catholic Diocese of Versailles

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Diocese of Versailles

Dioecesis Versaliensis

Diocèse de Versailles
Cathedrale saint louis versailles quart.jpg
Location
CountryFrance
Ecclesiastical provinceParis
MetropolitanArchdiocese of Paris
Statistics
Area2,270 km2 (880 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2014)
1,441,147
935,000 (64.9%)
Information
DenominationRoman Catholic
Sui iuris churchLatin Church
RiteRoman Rite
Established29 November 1801
CathedralCathedral of St. Louis in Versailles
Patron saintSt. Louis IX of France
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopLucien Crepy
Metropolitan ArchbishopLaurent Ulrich
Bishops emeritus
Map
Locator map of Diocese of Versailles
Website
Website of the Diocese

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Versailles (Latin: Dioecesis Versaliensis; French: Diocèse de Versailles) is a diocese of the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic Church, in France. The diocese, headed by the Bishop of Versailles, was established in 1801. Until then, its territory had mostly been part of the Archdiocese of Paris and the Diocese of Chartres. It was centred on Versailles.

History[edit]

On its creation, the territory of the diocese of Versailles corresponded to the département of Seine-et-Oise. Following the boundary changes of the départements of Île-de-France, new dioceses were established on 9 October 1966. The diocese of Versailles was therefore modified to correspond to the département of Yvelines, following the creation of the Dioceses of Évry–Corbeil-Essones, Nanterre, Saint-Denis, Créteil, Pontoise.

Bishops of Versailles[edit]

  1. Louis Charrier de La Roche (1802–1827)
  2. Jean-François-Étienne Borderies (1827–1832)
  3. Louis-Marie-Edmond Blanquart de Bailleul (1832–1844)
  4. Jean-Nicaise Gros (1844–1857)
  5. Jean-Pierre Mabille (1858–1877)
  6. Pierre-Antoine-Paul Goux (1877–1904)
  7. Charles-Henri-Célestin Gibier (1906–1931)
  8. Benjamin-Octave Roland-Gosselin (1931–1952)
  9. Alexandre-Charles-Albert-Joseph Renard (1953–1967)
  10. Louis-Paul-Armand Simonneaux (1967–1988)
  11. Jean-Charles Thomas (1988–2001)
  12. Éric Aumonier (2001–2020)
  13. Lucien Crepy (2021–present)

The native bishops of Versailles[edit]

References[edit]

Sources[edit]

  • Société bibliographique (France) (1907). L'épiscopat français depuis le Concordat jusqu'à la Séparation (1802-1905). Paris: Librairie des Saints-Pères. pp. 346–350.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 48°47′55″N 2°07′30″E / 48.7985°N 2.12487°E / 48.7985; 2.12487