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French Albert DECOURTRAY

born Albert Florent Augustin DECOURTRAY

French Roman Catholic Cardinal and Archbishop of Lyon

Source :  Jean Pierre MOUTIEZ

Born: on April 09, 1923 in Wattignies, Nord, France
Died: on September 16, 1994 in Bron, Rhône, France


He entered the minor seminary of Haubourdin in October 1940, later entering the Grand Seminary of Lille in 1941. He was ordained on 29 June 1947 and completed his studies at the Catholic Faculties of Lille in 1948. He then went to Rome in 1948 where he entered the Pontifical Gregorian University studying for a doctorate in theology. Which he was later awarded in 1951 with his thesis on Nicolas Malebranche. While in Rome, he was also chaplain of the church of Saint-Louis des Français.

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