|Birth: ||Mar. 4, 1920|
|Death: ||Mar. 14, 2008|
Former Bishop of the Diocese of Lausanne, Genève et Fribourg, Switzerland, Monsignor Pierre Mamie was born in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, on March 4, 1920, and was ordained to the Priesthood at 26 years of age, on July 7, 1946, after undergoing studies at the Kollegium St. Michael and Freiburg's Diocesan Seminary. He pursued further studies in Theology at the Angelicum in Rome between 1955 and 1960, and obtained a Doctorate in Theology and a Licentiate in Biblical Studies from the Pontifical Biblical Institute. He served as Professor at Freiburg's Seminary and later at the University of the same City until his appointment as Auxiliary Bishop of Lausanne, Genève et Fribourg at the age of 48.
He received his Episcopal Consecration with the Titular See of Otriculum from Cardinal Charles Journet assisted by Bishops François Charrière and Johannes Vonderach on October 6, 1968. Mamie was appointed Bishop of the same Diocese by Pope Paul VI, on December 29, 1970. Member of the Schweizer Bischofskonferenz, he held an important appointment during the Second Vatican Council alongside the Swiss Dominican Preacher Georges Marie Cottier, Future Cardinal Preacher of the Papal Household, both assisting the famous Swiss Theologian, Cardinal Charles Journet. Mamie, was in fact, Journet's personal secretary for several years.
Bishop Mamie was also a great worker for Christian Unity and along with the late Cardinal Basil Hume was an advisor to Pope John Paul II in the matter.
Honorary Canon of the Abbaye de Saint-Maurice, Mamie retired from the Pastoral Government of his See at the age of 75, on November 9, 1995, and died at the Foyer Jean-Paul II at Villars-sur-Glâne, aged 88, on Friday, March 14, 2008. His body was interred four days later at the Kathedrale Sankt Nikolaus of Freiburg.
Kathedrale Sankt Nikolaus
Created by: Eman Bonnici
Record added: May 27, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 27124940
It Was You, O God, Who Made Your Servant Bishop Mamie, A Successor Of The Apostles By Raising Him To The Episcopal Order. May He Also Be Associated With Them Forever. We Ask This Through Our Lord, Jesus Christ, Your Son. Amen.|
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