Stanislas Touchet

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Stanislas Touchet
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Stanislas-Arthur-Xavier Touchet (November 13, 1842 – September 23, 1926) was a French Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church who served as Bishop of Orléans from 1894 until his death, and was elevated to the cardinalate in 1922.


Stanislas Touchet was born in Soliers, and studied at the Seminary of Saint-Sulpice in Paris. He was ordained to the priesthood on June 13, 1872, and then did pastoral work in the Archdiocese of Besançon until 1894.

On May 18, 1894, Touchet was appointed Bishop of Orléans by Pope Leo XIII. He received his episcopal consecration on the following July 15 from Bishop Flavien-Abel Hugonin, with Bishops Abel-Anastase Germain and Charles-Bonaventure Theuret serving as co-consecrators, in the Besançon Cathedral.

After becoming an Assistant at the Pontifical Throne on June 19, 1922, Touchet was created Cardinal Priest of Santa Maria sopra Minerva by Pope Pius XI in the consistory of December 11 of that same year. He would serve as Bishop of Orléans for a period of thirty-two years.

He died in Orléans, at the age of 77, and is buried in its Cathedral.

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Preceded by
Pierre-Hector Coullie
Bishop of Orléans
Succeeded by
Jules-Marie Courcoux