Joseph Charles Lefèbvre

Joseph Charles cardinal Lefèbvre (* 15. April 1892 in Tourcoing, France; † 2. April 1973 in Bourges) was archbishop of Bourges.


Joseph Charles Lefèbvre studied those fan catholic theology and philosophy in Lille and Rome. During the First World War it served in the French army, was wounded and turned out in war shank. 1921 it received the Sakrament of the Priesterweihe in Rome. From 1924 to 1936 he worked as municipality more seelsorger and directors/conductors of the personnel department in the diocese Poitiers. From 1936 to 1938 it led the administration of the diocese as Generalvikar. 1938 appointed it Pope Pius XI. to the bishop, 1943 it Pope Pius XII assigned von Troyes. with the line of the ore diocese Bourges. Pope Johannes XXIII. Joseph Charles Lefèbvre took up 1960 as a cardinal priest with the title church San Giovanni Battista dei Fiorentini to the Kardinalskollegium . It participated in the years 1962 to 1965 in the second Vatikani council . Joseph Charles Lefèbvre died to 2. April 1973 in Bourges and was bestattet in the there cathedral.


Andre Chapeau O.S.B. and remote and Combaluzier C.M: Épiscopologe français temps modern, 1592-1973. Paris 1974, S. 381-382


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