Archbishop Michel Aupetit

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Archbishop Laurent Ulrich.

Will Archbishop Ulrich lead the Catholic archdiocese of Paris in a new direction?

Apr 26, 2022

By Jean-Marie Dumont

Archbishop Laurent Ulrich has extensive experience of Church governance. Read more

Archbishop Laurent Ulrich.

Pope Francis names new Catholic archbishop of Paris

Apr 26, 2022

By CNA Staff

Archbishop Laurent Ulrich succeeds Archbishop Michel Aupetit, who resigned in December. Read more

Archbishop Michel Aupetit of Paris.

Archbishop Aupetit: Pope Francis asked me to stay in Congregation of Bishops after Paris resignation

Feb 5, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis accepted Aupetit's resignation as archbishop of Paris in December. Read more

Archbishop Michel Aupetit, pictured in 2019.

Archbishop Aupetit at Paris farewell Mass: ‘I lost my life for the love of Christ’

Dec 11, 2021

By CNA Staff

He directly addressed a media report claiming that he had “lost himself for love.” Read more

Pope Francis speaks during an in-flight press conference on the journey from Athens to Rome, Dec. 6, 2021.

Pope Francis says he accepted Paris archbishop’s resignation ‘on the altar of hypocrisy’

Dec 6, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The pope accepted Archbishop Michel Aupetit’s resignation on Dec. 2. Read more

Archbishop Michel Aupetit of Paris.

Pope Francis accepts resignation of Catholic archbishop of Paris

Dec 2, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Archbishop Michel Aupetit, 70, has led the archdiocese since 2018. Read more

Archbishop Michel Aupetit of Paris.

Paris archbishop asks Pope Francis to decide his future

Nov 26, 2021

By CNA Staff

Archbishop Michel Aupetit has denied a report concerning his contacts with a woman in 2012. Read more

Archbishop Michel Aupetit, center left, celebrates Mass at Notre-Dame Cathedral, Paris, France, June 16, 2021.

Paris archbishop: Notre-Dame Cathedral repairs a symbol of Christian renewal

Jun 18, 2021

By Courtney Mares

“This cathedral is also the symbol of the restoration of this Church founded 2,000 years ago by Christ himself,” said... Read more

Archbishop Michel Aupetit of Paris.

Paris archbishop laments attack on Catholics honoring city’s martyrs

May 31, 2021

By CNA Staff

A video posted on social media showed men punching and kicking Catholics taking part in a procession. Read more

Sainte-Eugène-Sainte-Cécile church in Paris, France.

Paris archbishop opens canonical proceedings against parish over maskless Masses

Apr 8, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Archbishop Michel Aupetit’s decision was made public the day after Paris police opened an investigation into the parish. Read more

The nave of Saint-Merry Church in Paris, France / Diliff via Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 3.0).

Why the Archbishop of Paris closed an experimental pastoral center

Mar 23, 2021

An experimental pastoral center in the heart of the French capital closed down on March 1 on the instructions of the... Read more

Church bells in the French village of Monbazillac in the Dordogne.

French church bells ring in show of solidarity during coronavirus pandemic

Mar 25, 2020

Church bells rang simultaneously across France at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday night, in a show of national unity amidst the COVID-19... Read more

French Senate in June, 2019.

French Senate debates IVF law after thousands protest in Paris streets

Jan 21, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Debate began on a bioethics bill in the French Senate Tuesday after tens of thousands of people marched through the... Read more

Vincent Lambert.

Vincent Lambert dies after removal of food and water

Jul 11, 2019

Vincent Lambert, a 42 year-old quadriplegic man, died in a French hospital Thursday morning, more than one week after doctors... Read more

Vincent Lambert.

Say Mass for Vincent Lambert, Paris archbishop tells priests

Jul 10, 2019

The Archbishop of Paris, Michael Aupetit, has asked priests of his archdiocese to offer Mass for the intention of Vincent... Read more

Archbishop Michel Aupetit of Paris greets fellow clerics after the June 15, 2019 Mass in Notre-Dame de Paris' Notre-Dame des Sept Douleurs chapel.

Paris archbishop at Mass: Notre-Dame exists to be a place of worship

Jun 17, 2019

During Saturday's Mass in a side chapel of Notre-Dame de Paris, the cathedral's first since its April fire, Archbishop Michel... Read more

View of Paris, France. Via Shutterstock

French bishops defend natural law, human dignity against ‘law of nature’

Apr 26, 2019

The bishops of France have published a new document offering a summary of the Church’s teaching on the dignity of... Read more

Pope Francis walks in St. Peter's Square Sept. 12, 2018.

Pope Francis joins Paris in sorrow after Notre-Dame fire

Apr 16, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis Tuesday expressed his unity with the people of France following a major blaze at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris,... Read more

Firefighters douse flames billowing from the roof at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, April 15, 2019.

Paris archbishop, Holy See call for prayer as Notre-Dame burns

Apr 15, 2019

Both the Holy See and the Archbishop of Paris have encouraged prayer while firefighters in the French capital battle a... Read more