Balland, Cardinal. Jean Marie Julien b. July 26, 1934 d. March 1, 1998 Roman Catholic Cardinal. The fifth child of a family of winemakers, Jean Marie Julien Balland was born in Bué and received his education at the Seminary of Bourges, the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, from where he earned a licentiate in philosophy in 1956, and in theology in 1962, and later at the La Sorbonne University of Paris, from where he earned doctorates in philosophy and theology. Ordained priest on September 3, 1961, he was appointed to the teaching staff of the Seminary of...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Cathédrale Saint-Jean, Lyon, Departement du Rhône, Rhône-Alpes, France
Billé, Cardinal. Louis-Marie b. February 18, 1938 d. March 12, 2002 Roman Catholic Cardinal. A native of Fleury-lès-Aubrais, Louis-Marie Billé underwent studies in philosophy and theology at the Major Seminary of Luçon, successively pursuing his studies at the the Catholic University of Angers, obtaining a licentiate in theology, at the Pontifical Biblical Institute of Rome from where he received a licentiate in Sacred Scriptures, and ultimately at the Biblical Institute of Jerusalem. Ordained priest on March 25, 1962, in Luçon, he served as faculty member of...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Cathédrale Saint-Jean, Lyon, Departement du Rhône, Rhône-Alpes, France
de Bourbon, Charles II b. 1434 d. September 13, 1488 French Nobility. Cardinal and Duke of Bourbon and Auvergne. Also known as Charles I Cardinal de Bourbon. As he had two older brothers that secured the line of succession he became a cleric. In 1444 he was elected Archbishop of Lyon and was confirmed in this post by the pope two years later. He was ordained as a priest in 1466. From 1465 to 1475 he was papal legate in Avignon and was created cardinal in 1476. He became bishop of Clermont and Governor of Paris and the Ile-de-France in 1475 and...[Read More] (Bio by: Lutetia) Cathédrale Saint-Jean, Lyon, Departement du Rhône, Rhône-Alpes, France
Decourtray, Cardinal. Albert Florent Augustin b. April 9, 1923 d. September 16, 1994 Roman Catholic Cardinal. Born in the hamlet of L'Amiteuse in Wattignies near Lille, his only brother, Eliane, and two sisters, Paule and Blanche, died at a young age. Entering the minor seminary of Haubourdin in October 1940, he moved to the Grand Seminary of Lille the following year and after rendering military service between 1945 and 1946, he completed his studies at the Catholic faculties of Lille and then in Rome, where he frequented the Pontifical Gregorian University, earning a doctorate...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Cathédrale Saint-Jean, Lyon, Departement du Rhône, Rhône-Alpes, France
Du Plessis De Richelieu, Cardinal. Alphonse-Louis b. 1582 d. March 24, 1653 Roman Catholic Cardinal. The elder brother of the famous statesman, Cardinal Armand-Jean du Plessis Richelieu, Alphonse-Louis was born in Paris to the nobles François du Plessis de Richelieu and his wife Suzanne de la Porte de Vezins. Declining an offer for the bishopric of Luçon in 1602, he joined the Carthusian monks later that year. His brother Armand-Jean took his place as bishop of Luçon. Prior of the Carthusian monastery of Bompas, his brother the Cardinal arranged for his promotion to...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Hôpital de la Charité, Lyon, Departement du Rhône, Rhône-Alpes, France Plot: Chapelle de l'Hôpital.
Gerlier, Cardinal. Pierre-Marie b. January 14, 1880 d. January 17, 1965 Roman Catholic Cardinal. Versailles born Pierre-Marie Gerlier was the son of a high government functionary and his wife and great-grand-nephew of Saint Catherine of Genoa. Receiving his initial education at the Collège of Saint Lô, where he was a condisciple of likewise future Cardinal Georges-François-Xavier-Marie Grente, he later underwent further studies at the École Fontanes of Paris and at the faculty of law of the University of Bordeaux. Inscribing himself as a lawyer in 1912, he worked...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Cathédrale Saint-Jean, Lyon, Departement du Rhône, Rhône-Alpes, France
Maurin, Cardinal. Louis-Joseph b. February 15, 1859 d. November 16, 1936 Roman Catholic Cardinal. A native of La Ciotat, Louis-Joseph Maurin received his education at the Pontifical French Seminary of Rome where he was also ordained to the priesthood on April 8, 1882. Performing pastoral work in Marseille between 1882 and 1911, serving among others as professor at the Institute Belzunce, pastor of de la Destrousse, vicar of Saint-Vincent de Paul's church, almoner of the lyceum of Marseille, pastor of Saint Anne's, Sainte-Margot, Saint-Michel and Saint-Charles, vicar...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Cathédrale Saint-Jean, Lyon, Departement du Rhône, Rhône-Alpes, France
Renard, Cardinal. Alexandre-Charles-Albert-Joseph b. June 7, 1906 d. October 8, 1983 Roman Catholic Cardinal. Avelin born Alexandre-Charles-Albert-Joseph Renard was the son of a university professor. Entering seminary in Lille, he pursued his studies at the local Catholic University, being ordained priest on July 12, 1931. Appointed to the teaching faculty of Marcq College of Baraeul in 1933, three years later he was assigned to the minor seminary of Haubourdin and in 1938, to the Catholic University of Lille. Director of Catholic Works in Lille between 1947 and 1953, at forty...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Cathédrale Saint-Jean, Lyon, Departement du Rhône, Rhône-Alpes, France