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Archbishop René Marie Graffin, C.S.Sp. †


Archbishop Emeritus of Yaoundé, Cameroon

Titular Archbishop of Misthia


6 May 1899Born
12 Jul 192526.1Ordained DeaconDeacon of Congregation of the Holy Spirit
28 Oct 192526.4Ordained PriestPriest of Congregation of the Holy Spirit
14 Dec 193132.6AppointedCoadjutor Vicar Apostolic of Yaoundé, Cameroon
14 Dec 193132.6AppointedTitular Bishop of Mosynopolis
19 Mar 193232.8Ordained BishopTitular Bishop of Mosynopolis
4 Mar 194343.8SucceededVicar Apostolic of Yaoundé, Cameroon
3 Mar 194949.8AppointedVicar Apostolic of Doumé, Cameroon
15 Mar 195151.8ResignedVicar Apostolic of Doumé, Cameroon
14 Sep 195556.3AppointedArchbishop of Yaoundé, Cameroon
6 Sep 196162.3ResignedArchbishop of Yaoundé, Cameroon
6 Sep 196162.3AppointedTitular Archbishop of Misthia
16 Apr 196767.9DiedArchbishop Emeritus of Yaoundé, Cameroon

MicroData Summary for René Marie Graffin (VIAF: 240509550)
Archbishop René Marie Graffin C.S.Sp. (born , died ) Archbishop Emeritus of Yaoundé

Birth PlacePontvallain, Diocese of Le Mans, France
Ordained DeaconSeminary of the Missions, Chapel, Chevilly-Larue, Archdiocese of Paris, France
Ordained PriestSeminary of the Missions, Chapel, Chevilly-Larue, Archdiocese of Paris, France
Ordained BishopNotre-Dame, Cathedral, Paris, Archdiocese of Paris, France
Death PlaceChevilly-Larue, Diocese of Créteil, France

  • a priest for 41.4 years
  • a bishop for 35.0 years
Episcopal Lineage / Apostolic Succession:

  • c2+: LC
  • b/c2+: Les Ordinations Épiscopales, Year 1932, Number 13
  • od/c01/loc: AJ, 3 Jul 2018


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