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Louis Luçon

Louis Luçon

Catholic cardinal
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Quick Facts
Intro Catholic cardinal
Countries France
Occupations Catholic priest
Gender male
Birth 28 October 1842 (France)
Death 28 May 1930 (Reims)
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Louis-Henri-Joseph Luçon J.C.D. S.T.D. (28 October 1842 – 28 May 1930) was a Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church and Archbishop of Reims.
Louis Henri Joseph Luçon was born in Maulévrier. He was educatated at the Seminary of Angers where he earned doctorates in theology and canon law.


He was ordained on 23 December 1865 in Angers. After his ordination he served as the vicar in the parish of Saint-Lambert, Angers and was chaplain of the church of San Luigi dei Francesi in Rome from 1873 until 1875. He was then moved to pastoral work in the diocese of Angers from 1875 until 1887.


He was appointed as Bishop of Belley on 25 November 1887 by Pope Leo XIII. He served in Belley until he was promoted to the metropolitan see of Reims on 21 February 1906.


He was created Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria Nuova by Pope Pius X in the consistory of 16 December 1907. As a cardinal elector, he participated in the conclaves of 1914 that elected Pope Benedict XV and of 1922 that elected Pope Pius XI. During World War I he symbolised the victims of the German attack when, in spite of the destruction of his cathedral, he remained in Reims until April 1918. He died in 1930.

Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Benoit-Marie Langénieux
Archbishop of Reims
21 February 1906 – 28 May 1930
Succeeded by
Emmanuel Célestin Suhard

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