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French archbishop takes on role of parish priest

May 19, 2022

» Continue to this story on L'Osservatore Romano (Italian)

CWN Editor's Note: Facing a severe priest shortage, Archbishop Hervé Giraud of Sens, 65, has appointed himself a parish priest for a year while continuing to lead his French archdiocese (map).

There are 24 churches in Archbishop Giraud’s rural parish; he is assisted by a priest from the African nation of Togo and by a deacon.

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  • Posted by: frjt - May. 19, 2022 8:00 AM ET USA

    May the same example be lived by the mitre'd's here in America! Put down your iPad, pen & get out of your ivory tower/palaces & live/work like the apostles!