Paris, France, Dec 11, 2021 / 06:00 am
At a farewell Mass in Paris on Friday, Archbishop Michel Aupetit directly addressed media reports claiming that he had “lost himself for love.”
“A journalist wrote ‘the archbishop of Paris lost himself for love,’” he said. “It’s true, it’s true. But she forgot the end of the sentence. The complete sentence is ‘the archbishop of Paris lost himself for love of Christ.’”
Aupetit’s words were applauded by the congregation of around 2,000 people gathered in the city’s second-largest church after Notre-Dame Cathedral.