Diocese of

Nîmes–AlèsUzès

France France

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Continent: West Europe

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Nîmes / Nemausen(sis) (Latin)

United Titles: Alès, Uzès

Ecclesiastical Province: Montpellier

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

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Celebrations

Patron Saint: Assomption de la Vierge Marie (August 15)

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: October 26

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History

United Titles

Present Prelates

Bishop (2021.08.10 – ...):Bishop Nicolas Brouwet (61)Bishop Nicolas Brouwet (61)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Nîmes (Roman Rite)

Bishop Nicolas Brouwet (61)Bishop Nicolas Brouwet (61)
(2021.08.10 – ...)

Bishop of Nîmes (France)

Marcher sous la conduite de l’Esprit Saint

Born:1962.08.31 (Suresnes, France)
Ordained Priest:1992.06.27
Consecrated Bishop:2008.06.29

Priest of Nanterre (France) (1992.06.27 – 2008.04.11)

Titular Bishop of Simidicca (2008.04.11 – 2012.02.11)

Auxiliary Bishop of Nanterre (France) (2008.04.11 – 2012.02.11)

Bishop of Tarbes et Lourdes (France) (2012.02.11 – 2021.08.10)

Bishop of Nîmes (France) (2021.08.10 – ...)

Bishop Robert Léon Wattebled (77)Bishop Robert Léon Wattebled (77)
(2001.01.30 – 2021.08.10)

Bishop emeritus of Nîmes (France)

À cause de Jésus, pour la multitude

Born:1946.06.05 (Calais, France)
Ordained Priest:1974.05.26
Consecrated Bishop:2001.04.01

Priest of Arras (France) (1974.05.26 – 2001.01.30)

Bishop of Nîmes (France) (2001.01.30 – 2021.08.10)

Bishop Jean-Lucien-Marie-Joseph Cadilhac
(1978.03.16 – 1999.10.27)

Born:1931.10.11 (France)
Ordained Priest:1955.06.29
Consecrated Bishop:1973.10.14
Died:1999.10.27 († 68)

Titular Bishop of Segermes (1973.09.05 – 1978.03.16)

Auxiliary Bishop of Avignon (France) (1973.09.05 – 1978.03.16)

Bishop of Nîmes (France) (1978.03.16 – 1999.10.27)

Bishop Pierre-Marie-Henri-Baptiste Rougé
(1963.06.20 – 1977.06.15)

Born:1910.02.03
Ordained Priest:1932.07.09
Consecrated Bishop:1960.02.02
Died:1977.06.15 († 67)

Titular Bishop of Gisipa (1959.11.08 – 1963.06.20)

Coadjutor Bishop of Nîmes (France) (1959.11.08 – 1963.06.20)

Bishop of Nîmes (France) (1963.06.20 – 1977.06.15)

Archbishop Jean-Justin-Michel Girbeau
(1924.11.08 – 1963.06.20)

Born:1870.02.15 (France)
Ordained Priest:1894.06.12
Consecrated Bishop:1924.12.16
Died:1963.06.20 († 93)

Bishop of Nîmes (France) (1924.11.08 – 1963.06.20)

Archbishop ad personam (1960.10.10 – 1963.06.20)

Bishop Marcelin-Charles Marty
(1921.02.03 – 1924.08.05)

Born:1862.08.22 (France)
Consecrated Bishop:1919.07.02
Died:1924.08.05 († 61)

Titular Bishop of Isionda (1919.04.14 – 1921.02.03)

Coadjutor Bishop of Nîmes (France) (1919.04.14 – 1921.02.03)

Bishop of Nîmes (France) (1921.02.03 – 1924.08.05)

Bishop Félix-Auguste Béguinot
(1896.06.25 – 1921.02.03)

Born:1836.07.11 (France)
Ordained Priest:1860.02.25
Consecrated Bishop:1896.08.24
Died:1921.02.03 († 84)

Bishop of Nîmes (France) ([1896.05.30] 1896.06.25 – 1921.02.03)

Bishop Jean-Louis-Antoine-Alfred Gilly
(1889.05.27 – 1896.01.06)

Born:1833.05.25 (France)
Ordained Priest:1855.12.22
Consecrated Bishop:1889.07.21
Died:1896.01.06 († 62)

Bishop of Nîmes (France) ([1889.04.23] 1889.05.27 – 1896.01.06)

Bishop François-Nicolas-Xavier-Louis Besson
(1875.09.23 – 1888.11.18)

Born:1821.10.05 (France)
Ordained Priest:1845.09.17
Consecrated Bishop:1875.11.14
Died:1888.11.18 († 67)

Bishop of Nîmes (France) ([1875.08.03] 1875.09.23 – 1888.11.18)

Bishop Claude-Henri-Augustin Plantier
(1855.09.28 – 1875.05.25)

Born:1813.03.02 (France)
Ordained Priest:1837.05.20
Consecrated Bishop:1855.11.18
Died:1875.05.25 († 62)

Bishop of Nîmes (France) ([1855.08.30] 1855.09.28 – 1875.05.25)

Bishop Jean-François-Marie Cart
(1838.02.12 – 1855.08.12)

Born:1799.08.30 (France)
Ordained Priest:1822.09.21
Consecrated Bishop:1838.04.22
Died:1855.08.12 († 55)

Bishop of Nîmes (France) ([1837.11.22] 1838.02.12 – 1855.08.12)

Bishop Charles-François-Marie Petit-Benoit de Chaffoy
(1821.09.24 – 1837.09.29)

Born:1752.02.07 (France)
Consecrated Bishop:1821.10.21
Died:1837.09.29 († 85)

Bishop of Nîmes (France) ([1817.08.08] 1821.09.24 – 1837.09.29)

Bishop Pierre-Marie-Madeleine Cortois de Balore
(1784.06.25 – 1812.10.19)

Died:1812.10.19

Bishop of Alès (France) (1776.05.20 – 1784.06.25)

Bishop of Nîmes (France) (1784.06.25 – 1812.10.19)

Bishop Charles-Prudent de Becdelièvre
(1737.09.30 – 1784)

Died:1784

Bishop of Nîmes (France) (1737.09.30 – 1784)

Bishop Jules-César Rousseau de La Parisière
(1710.07.11 – 1736.11.15)

Died:1736.11.15

Bishop of Nîmes (France) (1710.07.11 – 1736.11.15)

Bishop Esprit-Valentin Fléchier
(1692.01.09 – 1710.02.16)

Born:1632.06.10
Died:1710.02.16 († 77)

Bishop of Nîmes (France) (1692.01.09 – 1710.02.16)

Bishop Jean-Jacques Séguier de La Verrière
(1671.01.05 – 1689.11.08)

Died:1689.11.08

Bishop of Nîmes (France) (1671.01.05 – 1689.11.08)

Bishop Antoine-Denis Cohon
(1657.08.27 – 1670.11.07)

Died:1670.11.07

Bishop of Nîmes (France) (1634.07.24 – 1644.05.02)

Bishop of Dol (France) (1644.02.19 – 1648.11.24)

Bishop of Nîmes (France) (1657.08.27 – 1670.11.07)

Bishop Hector d’Ouvrier
(1644.05.02 – 1655.06.20)

Died:1655.06.20

Bishop of Nîmes (France) (1644.05.02 – 1655.06.20)

Bishop Antoine-Denis Cohon
(1634.07.24 – 1644.05.02)

Died:1670.11.07

Bishop of Nîmes (France) (1634.07.24 – 1644.05.02)

Bishop of Dol (France) (1644.02.19 – 1648.11.24)

Bishop of Nîmes (France) (1657.08.27 – 1670.11.07)

Bishop Claude de Saint-Bonnet de Thoiras
(1625.09.12 – 1633)

Died:1642.05

Titular Bishop of Paneade (1621.10.25 – 1625.09.12)

Coadjutor Bishop of Nîmes (France) (1621.10.25 – 1625.09.12)

Bishop of Nîmes (France) (1625.09.12 – 1633)

Bishop Pierre de Valernod
(1598.01.07 – 1625.09.12)

Died:1625.09.12

Bishop of Nîmes (France) (1598.01.07 – 1625.09.12)

Bishop Raymond Cavalésy, O.P.
(1573.10.09 – 1594.08.22)

Died:1594.08.22

Bishop of Nîmes (France) (1573.10.09 – 1594.08.22)

Bishop Bernard d’Elbène
(1561.06.13 – 1569.03.28)

Died:1569.03.28

Bishop of Lodève (France) (1558 – 1560)

Bishop of Nîmes (France) (1561.06.13 – 1569.03.28)

Fr. Claude Briçonnet (later Bishop)
(1554.08.03 – 1561 not possessed)

Bishop of Nîmes (France) (1554.08.03 – 1561 not possessed)

Bishop of Lodève (France) (1561 – 1566)

Bishop Michel Briçonnet
(1515.01.07 – 1554)

Bishop of Nîmes (France) (1515.01.07 – 1554)

Bishop of Lodève (France) (1560 – 1561)

Cardinal Guillaume Briçonnet
(Apostolic Administrator 1496.10.26 – 1514.12.14)

Bishop Jacques de Caulers
(1482.07.12 – 1496)

Died:1496

Bishop of Nîmes (France) (1482.07.12 – 1496)

Bishop Étienne Blosset de Carrouges
(1481.09.10 – 1482.07.12)

Died:1505.06.13

Bishop of Nîmes (France) (1481.09.10 – 1482.07.12)

Bishop of Lisieux (France) (1482.07.12 – 1505.06.13)

Bishop Robert de Villequier
(1460.11.19 – 1481)

Bishop of Nîmes (France) (1460.11.19 – 1481)

Cardinal Alain de Coëtivy
(Apostolic Administrator 1454.04.01 – 1460.11.19)

Archbishop Jean du Chastel
(Apostolic Administrator 1453.11.21 – 1454)

Bishop Geoffroy de Saint Géran
(1450.01.07 – 1453.11.27)

Died:1503.08.30

Bishop of Nîmes (France) (1450.01.07 – 1453.11.27)

Bishop of Châlons-sur-Marne (France) (1453.11.27 – 1503.08.30)

Cardinal Guillaume d’Estouteville
(Apostolic Administrator 1441.05.17 – 1450.01.07)

Bishop Guillaume de Champeaux
(Apostolic Administrator 1438 – 1441)

Bishop Léonard Delphini
(1429.12.09 – 1438.08.05)

Died:1438.08.05

Bishop of Nîmes (France) (1429.12.09 – 1438.08.05)

Bishop Nicolas Habert
(1420.09.04 – 1429)

Died:1429

Bishop of Nîmes (France) (1420.09.04 – 1429)

Bishop Gilles de Lascours
(1391.06.16 – 1420)

Died:1420

Bishop of Nîmes (France) (1391.06.16 – 1420)

Pseudocardinal Pierre Girard
(Apostolic Administrator 1391 – 1393)

Bishop Bernard de Bonneval
(1383.10.08 – 1390.12.14)

Died:1403

Bishop of Nîmes (France) (1383.10.08 – 1390.12.14)

Bishop of Limoges (France) (1390.12.14 – 1403)

Bishop Seguin d’Authon
(Apostolic Administrator 1380.06.20 – 1383)

Bishop Jean d’Uzès
(1372.11.29 – 1380)

Died:1380

Bishop of Nîmes (France) (1372.11.29 – 1380)

Bishop Jean de Gase
(1367 – 1369.08.27)

Died:1369.08.27

Bishop of Nîmes (France) (1367 – 1369.08.27)

Bishop Gaucelin de Déaux
(1362.08.26 – 1367)

Bishop of Nîmes (France) (1362.08.26 – 1367)

Bishop of Maguelonne (France) (1367 – 1373)

Bishop Jacques de Deaux
(1362.04.06 – 1362)

Died:1362

Bishop of Gap (France) (1357 – 1362.04.06)

Bishop of Nîmes (France) (1362.04.06 – 1362)

Bishop Paul de Deaux
(1361 – 1362)

Bishop of Nîmes (France) (1361 – 1362)

Bishop Jean de Blauzac (later Cardinal)
(1348.09.17 – 1361.09.17)

Born: (France)
Ordained Priest:
Consecrated Bishop:1348?
Created Cardinal:1361.09.17
Died:1379.07.06

Bishop of Nîmes (France) (1348.09.17 – 1361.09.17)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Marco (1361.09.17 – 1372.09)

Cardinal-Bishop of Sabina (1372.09 – 1379.07.06)

Bishop Bertrand de Deaux
(1342.05.31 – 1348.07)

Died:1348.07

Bishop of Nîmes (France) (1342.05.31 – 1348.07)

Bishop Aimeric Girard
(1337.12.03 – 1342)

Died:1342

Bishop of Nîmes (France) (1337.12.03 – 1342)

Bishop Guillaume Court, O. Cist. (later Cardinal)
(1337.04.03 – 1337.12.03)

Born: (France)
Ordained Priest:
Consecrated Bishop:1337?
Created Cardinal:1338.12.18
Died:1361.06.12

Bishop of Nîmes (France) (1337.04.03 – 1337.12.03)

Bishop of Albi (France) (1337.12.03 – 1338.12.18)

Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Quattro Coronati (1338.12.18 – 1350.12.18)

Camerlengo of Sacred College of Cardinals (1348.05.31 – 1361.06.12)

Protopriest of Sacred College of Cardinals (1349.06 – 1350.12.18)

Cardinal-Bishop of Frascati (1350.12.18 – 1361.06.12)

Bishop Guirald de Languissel
(1331.04.10 – 1337)

Died:1337

Bishop of Nîmes (France) (1331.04.10 – 1337)

Bishop Bernard, O.F.M.
(1324.08.23 – 1331)

Died:1331

Bishop of Nîmes (France) (1324.08.23 – 1331)

Bishop Bernard du Pouget, O.F.M.
(1324.06.20 – 1324)

Died:1324

Bishop of Quimper (France) (1322.07.19 – 1324.06.20)

Bishop of Nîmes (France) (1324.06.20 – 1324)

Bishop Armand de Vernon
(1324.01.25 – 1324)

Died:1324

Bishop of Digne (France) (1318 – 1324.01.25)

Bishop of Nîmes (France) (1324.01.25 – 1324)

Bishop Bertrand de Languissel
(1280 – 1323.01.08)

Died:1323.01.08

Bishop of Nîmes (France) (1280 – 1323.01.08)

Bishop Pierre Gaucelme
(1272 – 1280.05.10)

Died:1280.05.10

Bishop of Nîmes (France) (1272 – 1280.05.10)

Bishop Raymond Amauri
(1242 – 1272)

Died:1272

Bishop of Nîmes (France) (1242 – 1272)

Bishop Arnaud
(1212 – 1242)

Died:1242

Bishop of Nîmes (France) (1212 – 1242)

Bishop Rodolfe
(1210 – 1210)

Bishop of Nîmes (France) (1210 – 1210)

Bishop Hugues de Lédignan
(1207 – 1209)

Bishop of Nîmes (France) (1207 – 1209)

Bishop Guillaume d’Uzès
(1181 – 1207)

Died:1207

Bishop of Nîmes (France) (1181 – 1207)

Bishop Aldebert d’Uzès et de Posquières
(1141 – 1180)

Bishop of Nîmes (France) (1141 – 1180)

Bishop Guillaume
(1134 – 1141)

Died:1141

Bishop of Nîmes (France) (1134 – 1141)

Bishop Jean
(1113 – 1134)

Died:1134

Bishop of Nîmes (France) (1113 – 1134)

Bishop Raymond Guillaume
(1097 – 1112)

Bishop of Nîmes (France) (1097 – 1112)

Bishop Bertrand de Montredon (later Archbishop)
(1095 – 1096)

Bishop of Nîmes (France) (1095 – 1096)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Narbonne (France) (1096 – 1106)

Bishop Pierre Ermangaud
(1080 – 1090)

Bishop of Nîmes (France) (1080 – 1090)

Bishop Frotaire
(1027 – 1077)

Died:1077

Bishop of Nîmes (France) (1027 – 1077)

Bishop Geraldus d’Anduze
(1016 – 1026)

Bishop of Nîmes (France) (1016 – 1026)

Bishop Frotaire
(987 – 1016)

Bishop of Nîmes (France) (987 – 1016)

Former Prelates

Special Churches

Montpellier (↙), Rodez (←), Mende (↖), Viviers (↑), Avignon (↗), Aix (→)

Statistics (2021.12.31)

Area: 5,853 km²

Population: 421,000 Catholics (58.1% of 725,000 total)

Pastoral Centres: 403 parishes

Personnel: 97 priests (83 diocesan, 14 religious), 23 deacons, 156 religious (61 brothers, 95 sisters), 1 seminarian

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