Posts Tagged ‘Archbishop Michel Aupetit’

Sacked archbishop to remain on Vatican bishops committee

Thursday, February 10th, 2022

Archbishop Michel Aupetit said on Friday he will stay on in his position as a member of the Vatican’s Congregation for Bishops, after receiving encouragement from Pope Francis. In an interview with Vatican News on Feb 4, Aupetit said Pope Francis “renewed his support for me” and again said he thought the former archbishop of Read more

Former Parish Archbishop to sue for defamation

Thursday, December 16th, 2021

Michel Aupetit, recently relieved of his duties as Archbishop of Paris by the pope, has indicated that he plans to sue a popular French magazine that published insinuating photos it secretly took of him and a young woman. The 70-year-old archbishop said this week that his attorney is drawing up papers to sue the weekly Read more

If I had been a man, the question would not have come up

Tuesday, December 14th, 2021

One of France’s most popular news and information magazines, Paris Match, has published a series of secretly taken photographs of Archbishop Michel Aupetit in the company of a young woman as part of an article titled “Lost for Love”. Pope Francis on December 2 accepted the 70-year-old Aupetit’s resignation as Paris’ archbishop after rumours intensified Read more

Pope: gossip the reason for Paris archbishop’s resignation

Thursday, December 9th, 2021
Pope questioned over resignation

Questions are being asked over the speed at which Pope Francis accepted the resignation of the Archbishop of Paris, Michel Aupetit. The unusually rapid acceptance has prompted speculation there is more to the issue than has been confirmed. Reporters on the pope’s flight from Greece to Rome asked the pope why he accepted the resignation Read more

Pope quick to accept Paris archbishop’s resignation

Monday, December 6th, 2021
Archbishop of Paris "ambiguous" relationship

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Archbishop Michel Aupetit of Paris, who admitted to an “ambiguous” relationship with an adult woman in 2012. “The Holy Father has accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the metropolitan archdiocese of Paris, France, presented by Archbishop Michel Aupetit”, according to a brief statement from the Holy Read more

Notre-Dame interior restoration plan sparks fiery debate

Thursday, December 2nd, 2021
Notre-Dame interior restoration

Leaked information about the interior restoration proposed for the fire-damaged Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris has sparked controversy, with some fearing the proposals would turn the site into “a kind of theme park.” The Archdiocese of Paris will soon present its design to France’s National Commission on Heritage and Architecture (CNPA) to restore the interior of Read more

Paris archbishop asks Pope to decide his future

Monday, November 29th, 2021
National Catholic Register

An “ambiguous” relationship ten years ago and a “virulent” magazine article led Paris archbishop Michel Aupetit to ask Pope Francis last week to decide whether he should continue in his role as prelate. The 70-year-old archbishop, who was installed in the French capital in 2018 says he wrote to the pope out of a concern Read more

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

Monday, June 21st, 2021

Wearing a hard hat and boots, the archbishop of Paris offered Mass in a nearly empty Notre-Dame Cathedral this week as restoration of the fire-damaged interior of the Gothic cathedral kicks off. Archbishop Michel Aupetit used the occasion of the feast of the dedication of Notre-Dame de Paris to reflect on the spiritual metaphor of Read more

Closed progressive Catholic community in Paris demands meeting with archbishop

Thursday, April 22nd, 2021

Members of a recently closed-down, progressive Catholic community in central Paris have called for a meeting with Archbishop Michel Aupetit after the French prelate publicly accused them of anti-evangelical behavior. The archbishop, who on March 1st closed the Halles-Beaubourg Pastoral Center (CPHB) at the Parish of Saint-Merry, told a Catholic radio station the center’s members Read more

Experimental parish closed due to tension between laypeople and pastors

Thursday, March 25th, 2021
Paris pastoral centre closure

The closure of an experimental pastoral centre in the heart of Paris was reportedly due to years of tension between some of the parish’s lay members and its three last pastors. Archbishop Michel Aupetit announced his decision to close the Saint-Merry Pastoral Center, in a letter to the community in February. The centre closed on Read more