Diocese of

Angoulême

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Continent: West Europe

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Angoulême / Engolismen(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Poitiers

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

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Celebrations

Patron Saint: Saint Ausone d’Angoulême (May 22), Saint Cybard d’Angoulême (July 1)

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: January 28

Liturgical Calendar 📅

History

Present Prelates

Bishop (2015.11.09 – ...):Bishop Hervé Gosselin (68)Bishop Hervé Gosselin (68)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Angoulême (Roman Rite)

Bishop Hervé Gosselin (68)Bishop Hervé Gosselin (68)
(2015.11.09 – ...)

Bishop of Angoulême (France)

Car rien n’est impossible à Dieu

Born:1956.04.16 (Nantes, France)
Ordained Priest:1994.09.18
Consecrated Bishop:2016.01.10

Priest of Rennes (France) (1994.09.18 – 2015.11.09)

Bishop of Angoulême (France) (2015.11.09 – ...)

Bishop Claude Jean Pierre Dagens (84)Bishop Claude Jean Pierre Dagens (84)
(1993.12.22 – 2015.11.09)

Bishop emeritus of Angoulême (France)

Va, avance au large

Born:1940.05.20 (Caudéran, France)
Ordained Priest:1970.10.04
Consecrated Bishop:1987.09.20

Priest of Bordeaux (France) (1970.10.04 – 1987.07.03)

Titular Bishop of Vulturara (1987.07.03 – 1993.06.15)

Auxiliary Bishop of Poitiers (France) (1987.07.03 – 1993.06.15)

Coadjutor Bishop of Angoulême (France) (1993.06.15 – 1993.12.22)

Bishop of Angoulême (France) (1993.12.22 – 2015.11.09)

Bishop Georges Rol
(1975.07.01 – 1993.12.22)

Born:1926.05.22 (France)
Ordained Priest:1953.02.28
Consecrated Bishop:1973.05.01
Died:2017.04.13 († 90)

Titular Bishop of Gabi (1973.02.27 – 1975.07.01)

Coadjutor Bishop of Angoulême (France) (1973.02.27 – 1975.07.01)

Bishop of Angoulême (France) (1975.07.01 – 1993.12.22)

Bishop René-Noël-Joseph Kérautret
(1965.05.09 – 1975.07.01)

Born:1906.06.18 (France)
Ordained Priest:1928.12.22
Consecrated Bishop:1961.11.30
Died:1995.12.18 († 89)

Titular Bishop of Areopolis (1961.07.22 – 1965.05.09)

Coadjutor Bishop of Angoulême (France) (1961.07.22 – 1965.05.09)

Bishop of Angoulême (France) (1965.05.09 – 1975.07.01)

Bishop Jean-Baptiste Mégnin
(1933.12.07 – 1965.05.09)

Born:1883.01.04 (France)
Ordained Priest:1906.07.08
Consecrated Bishop:1934.02.06
Died:1965.05.09 († 82)

Bishop of Angoulême (France) (1933.12.07 – 1965.05.09)

Bishop Henri-Marie Arlet
(1907.08.07 – 1933.05.15)

Born:1858.03.24 (France)
Ordained Priest:1881
Consecrated Bishop:1907.09.01
Died:1933.05.15 († 75)

Bishop of Angoulême (France) (1907.08.07 – 1933.05.15)

Bishop Joseph-François-Ernest Ricard (later Archbishop)
(1901.04.18 – 1907.04.15)

Born:1852.02.27 (France)
Consecrated Bishop:1901.06.29
Died:1944.11.11 († 92)

Bishop of Angoulême (France) ([1901.04.05] 1901.04.18 – 1907.04.15)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Auch (France) (1907.04.15 – 1934.09.18)

Titular Archbishop of Ternobus (1934.09.18 – 1944.11.11)

Bishop Jean Louis Mando
(1899.12.14 – 1900.07.24)

Born:1850.09.23 (France)
Ordained Priest:1874.05.30
Consecrated Bishop:1900.03.25
Died:1900.07.24 († 49)

Bishop of Angoulême (France) ([1899.12.07] 1899.12.14 – 1900.07.24)

Bishop Jean-Baptiste Frérot
(1892.07.11 – 1899.09.06)

Born:1830.07.12 (France)
Ordained Priest:1854.09.23
Consecrated Bishop:1892.08.24
Died:1899.09.06 († 69)

Bishop of Angoulême (France) ([1892.04.02] 1892.07.11 – 1899.09.06)

Bishop Alexandre-Léopold Sebaux
(1873.03.21 – 1891.05.17)

Born:1820.07.07 (France)
Ordained Priest:1843.04.01
Consecrated Bishop:1873.05.04
Died:1891.05.17 († 70)

Bishop of Angoulême (France) ([1872.12.16] 1873.03.21 – 1891.05.17)

Bishop Antoine-Charles Cousseau
(1850.09.30 – 1872.08.12)

Born:1805.08.07 (France)
Ordained Priest:1829.06.13
Consecrated Bishop:1850.12.29
Died:1875.10.13 († 70)

Bishop of Angoulême (France) ([1850.06.17] 1850.09.30 – 1872.08.12)

Bishop René-François Régnier (later Cardinal)
(1842.07.22 – 1850.09.30)

Caritas Christi urget nos

Born:1794.07.17 (Saint-Quentin-les Beaurepaire, France)
Ordained Priest:1818.12.19
Consecrated Bishop:1842.09.25
Created Cardinal:1873.12.22
Died:1881.01.03 (Cambrai, France † 86)

Bishop of Angoulême (France) (1842.07.22 – 1850.09.30)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Cambrai (France) (1850.09.30 – 1881.01.03)

Cardinal-Priest of SS. Trinità al Monte Pincio (1874.05.04 – 1881.01.03)

Bishop Jean-Joseph-Pierre Guigou
(1824.05.03 – 1842.05.21)

Born:1767.12.01 (France)
Ordained Priest:1791.03.19
Consecrated Bishop:1824.06.29
Died:1842.05.21 († 74)

Bishop of Angoulême (France) ([1823.09.10] 1824.05.03 – 1842.05.21)

Bishop Dominique Lacombe
(1802.04.30 – 1823.04.07)

Born:1749.07.25 (France)
Ordained Priest:1777
Consecrated Bishop:1798.02.04
Died:1823.04.07 († 73)

Bishop of Angoulême (France) ([1802.04.11] 1802.04.30 – 1823.04.07)

Bishop Philippe-François d’Albignac de Castelnau
(1784.07.18 – 1801)

Bishop of Angoulême (France) (1784.07.18 – 1801)

Bishop Joseph-Amédée de Broglie
(1754.02.11 – 1784.04.19)

Died:1784.04.19

Bishop of Angoulême (France) (1754.02.11 – 1784.04.19)

Bishop François du Verdier
(1737.12.16 – 1753.09.21)

Died:1753.09.21

Bishop of Angoulême (France) (1737.12.16 – 1753.09.21)

Bishop Cyprien-Gabriel Bénard de Résay
(1689.11.01 – 1737.01.05)

Died:1737.01.05

Bishop of Angoulême (France) (1689.11.01 – 1737.01.05)

Bishop François de Péricard
(1647.02.18 – 1689.09.29)

Died:1689.09.29

Bishop of Angoulême (France) (1647.02.18 – 1689.09.29)

Bishop Jacques Le Noël du Perron
(1636 – 1646.08.24)

Died:1649.02.17

Bishop of Angoulême (France) (1636 – 1646.08.24)

Bishop of Évreux (France) (1646.08.24 – 1649.02.17)

Bishop Antoine de La Rochefoucauld
(1608.06.05 – 1634.12.24)

Died:1634.12.24

Bishop of Angoulême (France) (1608.06.05 – 1634.12.24)

Bishop Charles de Bony
(1572 – 1603.12.14)

Died:1603.12.14

Bishop of Angoulême (France) (1572 – 1603.12.14)

Cardinal Philibert Babou de la Bourdaisière
(1533.01.13 – 1567.06.04)

Born:1513 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:
Consecrated Bishop:
Created Cardinal:1561.02.26
Died:1570.01.25 († 56)

Bishop of Angoulême (France) (1533.01.13 – 1567.06.04)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Sisto (1561.03.10 – 1564.11.17)

Apostolic Administrator of Auxerre (France) (1562.12.16 – 1570.01.25)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Martino ai Monti (1564.11.17 – 1568.05.14)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Anastasia (1568.05.14 – 1570.01.25)

Bishop Jacques Babou de La Bourdaisière
(1528.02.09 – 1532.11.26)

Died:1532.11.26

Bishop of Angoulême (France) (1528.02.09 – 1532.11.26)

Bishop Antoine de Bar (later Archbishop)
(1524.01.14 – 1527.07.15)

Died:1547.01.12

Bishop of Angoulême (France) (1524.01.14 – 1527.07.15)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Tours (France) (1527.07.15 – 1547.01.12)

Bishop Antoine d’Estaing
(1506 – 1523.02.28)

Died:1523.02.28

Bishop of Angoulême (France) (1506 – 1523.02.28)

Bishop Hugues de Baure
(1502.04.29 – 1505)

Bishop of Angoulême (France) (1502.04.29 – 1505)

Bishop Octavien de Saint-Gelais
(1494 – 1502)

Died:1502

Bishop of Angoulême (France) (1494 – 1502)

Bishop Robert de Luxembourg
(1479 – 1493)

Bishop of Angoulême (France) (1479 – 1493)

Bishop Raoul du Fou
(1470.07.06 – 1479.11.22)

Caritas numquam excidit

Died:1511.02.02

Bishop of Périgueux (France) (1468.06.08 – 1470.07.06)

Bishop of Angoulême (France) (1470.07.06 – 1479.11.22)

Bishop of Évreux (France) (1479.11.22 – 1511.02.02)

Bishop Geoffroi de Pompadour
(1465.07.24 – 1470.07.06)

Died:1514.05.08

Bishop of Angoulême (France) (1465.07.24 – 1470.07.06)

Bishop of Périgueux (France) (1470.07.06 – 1485.12.07)

Bishop of Le Puy-en-Velay (France) (1485.12.07 – 1514.05.08)

Bishop of Périgueux (France) (1500.07.20 – 1511)

Bishop Robert de Montbron
(1440.12.19 – 1465)

Bishop of Angoulême (France) (1440.12.19 – 1465)

Bishop Jean Fleury, O. Cist.
(1415 – 1431.07.13)

Died:1441.10.17

Bishop of Angoulême (France) (1415 – 1431.07.13)

Bishop of Luçon (France) (1431.07.13 – 1441.10.17)

Bishop Guillaume
(1398? – 1414)

Bishop of Angoulême (France) (1398? – 1414)

Bishop Gaillard
(1386 – 1398?)

Bishop of Angoulême (France) (1386 – 1398?)

Bishop Jean
(1380 – 1384)

Bishop of Angoulême (France) (1380 – 1384)

Bishop Hélie de Pons
(1368? – 1378.05.04)

Bishop of Angoulême (France) (1368? – 1378.05.04)

Bishop Aiglin de Blaye
(1328 – 1368)

Bishop of Angoulême (France) (1328 – 1368)

Archbishop Gaillard de Faugères
(1317 – 1328.06)

Died:1328.06

Metropolitan Archbishop of Arles (France) (1311 – 1317)

Archbishop-Bishop of Angoulême (France) (1317 – 1328.06)

Bishop Jean
(1315 – 1316)

Bishop of Angoulême (France) (1315 – 1316)

Bishop Olivier
(1313 – 1315)

Bishop of Angoulême (France) (1313 – 1315)

Bishop Foulques de La Rochefoucauld, O.P.
(1308.04.14 – 1313)

Bishop of Angoulême (France) (1308.04.14 – 1313)

Bishop Guillaume de Blaye
(1273? – 1307)

Bishop of Angoulême (France) (1273? – 1307)

Bishop Pierre
(1272.11.22 – 1273)

Bishop of Angoulême (France) (1272.11.22 – 1273)

Bishop Robert
(1268 – 1272)

Bishop of Angoulême (France) (1268 – 1272)

Bishop Guillaume
(1267 – 1268)

Bishop of Angoulême (France) (1267 – 1268)

Bishop Robert de Montberon
(1252 – 1267?)

Bishop of Angoulême (France) (1252 – 1267?)

Bishop Gérard
(1252 – 1252)

Bishop of Angoulême (France) (1252 – 1252)

Bishop R.
(1251 – 1252)

Bishop of Angoulême (France) (1251 – 1252)

Bishop Pierre
(1247? – 1251)

Bishop of Angoulême (France) (1247? – 1251)

Bishop Raoul
(1241 – 1247?)

Bishop of Angoulême (France) (1241 – 1247?)

Bishop Jean
(1228 – 1238)

Bishop of Angoulême (France) (1228 – 1238)

Bishop Guillaume
(1206 – 1227.11.02)

Bishop of Angoulême (France) (1206 – 1227.11.02)

Bishop Jean de Saint-Val
(1182 – 1206)

Died:1206

Bishop of Angoulême (France) (1182 – 1206)

Bishop Pierre de Laumont de Sainneville
(1159 – 1182?)

Bishop of Angoulême (France) (1159 – 1182?)

Bishop Hugues de La Rochefoucauld
(1148 – 1159.08.12)

Bishop of Angoulême (France) (1148 – 1159.08.12)

Bishop Lambert
(1136 – 1148.06.13)

Died:1148.06.13

Bishop of Angoulême (France) (1136 – 1148.06.13)

Bishop Gérard
(1101 – 1136)

Died:1136

Bishop of Angoulême (France) (1101 – 1136)

Bishop Aimar
(1076 – 1101)

Died:1101

Bishop of Angoulême (France) (1076 – 1101)

Bishop Guillaume Taillefer
(1043 – 1076.09.20)

Died:1076.09.20

Bishop of Angoulême (France) (1043 – 1076.09.20)

Bishop Gérard Malard
(1038 – 1042?)

Bishop of Angoulême (France) (1038 – 1042?)

Bishop E.
(1033? – ?)

Bishop of Angoulême (France) (1033? – ?)

Bishop Rohon
(1019? – ?)

Bishop of Angoulême (France) (1019? – ?)

Bishop Guillaume
(1018? – 1019?)

Bishop of Angoulême (France) (1018? – 1019?)

Bishop Grimoald
(995? – 1018?)

Bishop of Angoulême (France) (995? – 1018?)

Saint Bishop Sauve d’Angoulême
(? – 768?)

Died:768? 🩸 (Beuvrages, France)
Feast:06.26

Bishop of Angoulême (France) (? – 768?)

Bishop. Companion of Saint Sulpice d’Angoulême. Martyr.

Saint Bishop Aptone d’Angoulême
(542 – 566)

Feast:10.26

Bishop of Angoulême (France) (542 – 566)

Bishop.

Saint Bishop Ausone d’Angoulême
(IV century – ?)

Died:🩸
Feast:05.22

Bishop of Angoulême (France) (IV century – ?)

Bishop. Martyr.

Former Prelates

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Churches by City (54)

La Rochelle (←), Poitiers (↑), Limoges (→), Périgueux (↘)

Statistics (2022.12.31)

Area: 5,956 km²

Population: 270,320 Catholics (76.6% of 352,760 total)

Pastoral Centres: 29 parishes, 4 missions

Personnel: 56 priests (47 diocesan, 9 religious), 14 deacons, 94 religious (11 brothers, 83 sisters), 2 seminarians

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