Achille Liénart

Achille cardinal Liénart (* 7. February 1884 in Lille, France; † 15. February 1973 ebda.) was bishop von Lille.


Achille Liénart studied the fan philosophy and catholic theology in Lille , Paris and Rome. It received to 29. June 1907 the Sakrament of the Priesterweihe and worked afterwards as a lecturer on the seminar for priests of Cambrai. From 1910 to 1914 it informed at the seminar for priests of Lille. Achille Liénart participated as military kaplan the French army in the First World War and worked afterwards as Seelsorger in different municipalities of the Diözese Lille. Pope Pius XI. appointed it to 6. October 1928 to the bishop von Lille, two years later it accepted it than cardinal priest with the title church San Sisto to the Kardinalskollegium . Achille cardinal Liénart represented the holy father with numerous ceremonies as papal Legat and led over many years the French bishop conference. It participated in the years 1962 to 1965 in the second Vatikani council . The line of the diocese Lille it laid down 1968 for age reasons. Achille cardinal Liénart died to 15. February 1973 in Lille and was bestattet in the there cathedral.


  • André Chapeau/remote and Combaluzier: Épiscopologe français temps modern, 1592-1973. Paris 1974, S. 391-392
  • Jean Vinatier: Le Cardinal Liénart et la mission de France. Of Paris 1978


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