|Death: ||Jun., 1984|
Monsignor François Ducaud-Bourget was a prominent Traditionalist Roman Catholic French Priest and close ally of Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre.
During the Second World War, Ducaud-Bourget was active in the French Resistance as a priest, and helped Jews to escape to Spain. He was decorated by the Government of Charles de Gaulle for his work.
Rejecting the revision of the Roman Missal that followed the Second Vatican Council, he organized a celebration of the Latin Tridentine Mass in the Chapel of the Hôpital Laënnec, a former hospital in Paris. Excluded from this location in 1971, he tried in vain to obtain from the Cardinal Archbishop of Paris, François Marty, another place in which only the Tridentine Mass would be celebrated. When he failed in doing so, he organized the take-over, on February 27, 1977, of the Parish Church of Saint-Nicolas-du-Chardonnet, expelling the priest in charge.
Named Chaplain of the Order of Malta in 1946, and Honorary Prelate with the title of Monsignor, during the Papacy of Pope Pius XII, he was probably deprived of this title later, as from 1981 till his demise in 1984, his name was never again appeared in the Annuario Pontificio.
Following his demise, the Monsignor was buried in the Church of Saint-Nicolas-du-Chardonnet. A Portrait Bust was later erected over his tomb. He was succeeded in charge the Church by Father Philippe Laguérie, who later founded the Institute of the Good Shepherd.
Church Of Saint-Nicolas-du-Chardonnet
Plot: Déambulatoire de l'Église.
Created by: Eman Bonnici
Record added: Apr 21, 2008
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