France: Pope Names New Archbishop of Paris

Posted December 7, 2017 12:50 pm by ZENIT Staff

France: Pope Names New Archbishop of Paris

Pope Francis on December 7, 2017, appointed Archbishop Michel Aupetit to be metropolitan archbishop of Paris.  He replaces Cardinal André Vingt-Trois, who resigned.
Archbishop Michel Aupetit
Archbishop Michel Aupetit was born on March 2, 1951, in Versailles, in the diocese of the same name. After his secondary studies, he enrolled at the faculty of medicine in Créteil, graduating in 1978. He exercised the medical profession in Colombes, in the northern outskirts of France, for twelve years. He specialized in medical bioethics and taught this subject in the Henri Mondor Hospital of Créteil. In 1990 he entered the seminary for his priestly formation, concluding

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