Roman Catholic Diocese of Versailles

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Diocese of Versailles
Dioecesis Versaliensis
Diocèse de Versailles
Cathedrale saint louis versailles quart.jpg
Location
Country  France
Ecclesiastical province Paris
Metropolitan Archdiocese of Paris
Statistics
Area 2,270 km2 (880 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2014)
1,441,147
935,000 (64.9%)
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Sui iuris church Latin Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 29 November 1801
Cathedral Cathedral of St. Louis in Versailles
Patron saint St. Louis IX of France
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Éric Aumonier
Metropolitan Archbishop Cardinal André Vingt-Trois
Emeritus Bishops Jean-Charles Thomas Bishop Emeritus (1988-2001)
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- )

The native bishops of Versailles[edit]

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